Back in 2019 I was accepted in the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama - this was HUGE but I just couldn't afford my place. I was 26, had a mortgage and a life to support, I was working every hour that god sent but it wasn't enough.
I tried to find a journal to plan out what I was going to do when I realised that journals specifically for creatives (especially actors!) didn't exist?! This was a huge turning point.
I started designing every page of the Actor Life journal by hand in our first term break, by the Jan we had a prototype and almost a year later we've gone from selling journals out of my dusty locker to shipping thousands internationally to some of the world's most famous actors...it's crazy!
I'm still trying to complete my degree and running a business at the same time definitely has its challenges, but I'm so grateful for the incredible support we've received so far!