Happy International Women's Day - a day for us girls to celebrate each other, everything we have accomplished, and everything we can achieve in an ever changing world. There are so many people I could name as inspirational - the suffragettes, Paloma Faith, Marie Curie, Michelle Obama, Marilyn Monroe, Coco Chanel to name a few - or closer to home, my mum, grandma, best friend. But today I thought I would talk about a slightly different female role model who is precious to me.
There is no one word to describe my love of musicals! Obsessive would be an understatement. As a little girl I would watch films such as The Wizard of Oz, Calamity Jane (who I wanted to be!), The Sound of Music, and my all time favourite Mary Poppins, over and over again. On the weekend I was allowed to stay up late and watch a film while my little brother went to bed and it was such a treat if we were watching a new musical. To this day I still find curling up on the sofa with a smile and a song, one of the best pastimes.