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Welcome to Whimsy Nook!

I am Laura Simpson. I’m a thirty-something professional woman who was struggling with burn out.

My work was mentally and emotionally exhausting, with periods of on-call meaning I was working long hours at odd times of the day and night. I was terrible at putting any effort into self-care. Although I was proud of the very meaningful and worthwhile job I do, I felt trapped in the life I was living. I decided that I had to change!

I put thought into the things I enjoy and that nourish me. Then I worked hard to incorporate these things into my life. Now, when I am not working, I spend lots of time nourishing myself and feeding my creative side.

This feels great but surprisingly, it led to other areas of my life improving as I have more mental energy. Now I have the focus to put into these projects which previously I just permanently put off. So even boring things like budgeting and housework have become less of a struggle and I feel like I am really getting ahead!

I decided to start a blog and share some of the things I’ve learned to help you transform yourself from frazzled female to a calm chickadee.

I wanted a place where I could write about everything I love – from hobbies and crafting to budgeting and productivity.

I also want to write about my ongoing journey to find ways to design my lifestyle to suit me. I want an easier life, with more time for fun – who doesn’t? I believe that this is totally possible and I am determined to make it happen.

Whimsy Nook was born out of a desire to encourage women to slow down, ditch the overwhelm and create a life they love. It’s a place where busy meets balanced.

I want to help you to be more calm and productive so you can make time for creativity, fun and the things that are important to you.

I hope on this site I can help you find everything you need to slow down and create an easier life too.

Hopefully, you can catch some of my enthusiasm and leave with a sense of adventure, a new idea or the determination to learn a new skill.