Hi. Hello. Hi.

I'm Louise. Often known as LouJo, Jones, LJ, sometimes Lou (if I like you), but never Jonesy or LouLou. I'm 26 and I live in London with the rest of the renters.

This blog has been going since 2009 when I was 15 years old and babbling away with no sense of direction. It's had many faces, many purposes, and has been at the hands of many different Louises as I slipped from teenager to grown-up (ish). I won a national blogging award with Channel 4 News in 2010, and was asked to be an Olympic torchbearer for London 2012. I was clearly doing something right.

Now, I write for a living and work in the charity sector. I write for Anthony Nolan (hey, have you signed up to their stem cell register?) and feel incredibly lucky to adore what I do.

I'm also a runner. I started running for my mental health in 2015 and now I can't stop. It's ridiculous, I know. I'm a parkrun tourist and ran the London Marathon in 2017 as a lead runner for Heads Together, the mental health campaign created by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge & Prince Harry. It's been a whirlwind.

So, what about this blog? This is my space to write freely, after feeling pressured for so many years. I mainly write about mental health, running, and am attempting to document my travelling adventures too. I want to explore Europe, so come along with me?

Anyway, I'm probably just going to stare at this page and change it multiple times, because even I don't know enough about me.