I started writing here in July 2009 (gosh) inspired by my friend Karls who had began her own, awesome, blog (which she has unfortunately just retired).

I have no idea why, I've always loved to write, but I'm not the sort of person to put myself out there for the world to see.

Back then it was called Alis Volat Propriis, Latin for "she flies with her own wings". Which is what I longed for, to not need anyone else to help me to fly.

Fast forward almost 2 years and I've found myself with no choice but to find my own wings. The relationship that has defined almost 15 years of my life has ended and I'm thrown head first into my new life.

Alis Volat Propriis always felt a little pretentious to me and not exactly east to roll off the tongue. However, the meaning remains true.

So after a short break from blogging, I've come back with a new layout and a new name, Her own wings. A fresh start.

A fresh start means an uncertain future, so I can't tell you what you'll find here. I can, however, promise that it will be honest, from the heart and hopefully sometimes inspirational and funny. It will be riddled with rambling, spelling mistakes and poor grammar.

I essentially write for me, but am honored beyond words that you've taken a moment of your life to stop by here.

Thank you.