Lara Lain, Author of Larasstory.
Thank you so much for visiting my little corner of the web.
… I’m Lara Lain. Born in 1985, proudly from Pembroke – a small, beautiful town in West Wales, UK.
I’ve called places like Koh Phi Phi, Thailand ”home”. I’ve ”done a Ski-Season” in Queenstown, New Zealand. I’ve worked for the biggest publishing houses in the world in London and I’ve scouted the Globe as a solo female traveller on a mission to do and see as much as I could.
I’ve lived a life of stories that I want to share and keep here; for the pure joy of reliving the moment, the fun of telling the tale, for lessons to be learned from (if I messed up, hopefully you won’t do the same right?;) …
I share inspiration/ motivation and relatable ~real talk~ content, covering everything from life in Sydney, to relationships, my fitness journey, travel adventures, work tips and more.
I ❤️ to write.
11 Fast Facts (updated July 2018)
#1 I used to be a show jumper. Horses were my life! I only sold my unicorn (Malcolm) to go travelling – he is a Grade A Irish Sports Horse and lives very happily in England.
#2 On April 15th 1998 (when I was 12!) I was lucky enough to buy a little ginger ball of fire called Holly. I named her I’m A Firestarter due to the colour of her and the fact it was my fave song at the time!. She was my best mate, we won everything! Holly went on to jump on the Welsh team. To this day I still own her and send money home to Wales every month for my friend who (amazingly!) looks after her. Holly is a love of my life.
#3 I hold a 2:1 Masters Degree in English Literature. I specialised in Shakespeare during my four years of study in Cardiff University.
#4 I (hustled hard!) and worked for six years in London for the biggest publishing brands in the world.
#5 The Sun, The News of the World, The Times, The Daily Express, Horse & Hound, Nuts magazine, Loaded magazine, Decanter magazine and (of course) LOOK magazine are just a few of the brands I was lucky enough to learn my craft with.
#6 I was the Marketing Executive at LOOK magazine, Britain’s Best Selling Fashion Weekly, for four years. I won ‘Marketing Executive of the Year’ during this amazing time in my career.
#7 After London, age 28, I solo travelled and worked in Asia, Australia, Brazil and New Zealand during 2014 – 2016.
#8 I came back to Sydney in February 2016 and have worked in Digital Marketing since. I see myself as a ‘digital fiend’.
#9 I love dogs, horses, the Sydney beach life, travel, cups of tea and working out (especially running!).
#10 In March 2018 I fell ill with a random infection (brought on from burning myself out over-doing it with work, lack of self care and a lot of travel).
I was sick for two weeks and ended up with a hospital visit that really frightened me – at first the Doctors thought I had a problem with my heart.
As soon as I recovered fully, I signed up for Evolution Bronte Bootcamp on 10th April 2018. On 21 June 2018 I added another layer to my health and fitness journey by signing up to Personal Trainer @Bodies_by_Jax.
#11 My Mum says ”You can motivate anyone Lar!”
Ask me anything: Larasstory@gmail.com
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