Lara Lain, Author of Larasstory.
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I’m Lara Lain. Born in 1985, proudly from Pembroke – a small, beautiful town in West Wales, UK.
I’ve worked for the world’s biggest publishing houses in London. I’ve scouted the globe as a solo female traveller; on a mission to do and see as much as I could.
During my travels I lived and worked in Koh Phi Phi, Thailand – Queenstown, New Zealand and Salvador, Brazil. I spent 2019 working in the world’s oldest rainforest in Cairns, Queensland.
Over the years I have written about all sorts including; travel, fitness, relationships and tips for living better days. I’ve documented some rough times too!
Since May 2014, I have seen Bondi Beach, Sydney as my ‘home’. Adventures and work have taken me away a few times since then but I am currently living my beachside dreams and making as much of every day as I can.
12 Fast Facts (updated 22 Feb 2020).
#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. Mally didn’t mind me going away – he has lived like a King with Jade ever since!
#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. I send money home to Wales every month for my friend Emily, who (amazingly!) looks after her. Holly is a love of my life.
#3 I hold a 2:1 Masters Degree in English Literature. I also have a Masters Degree in Shakespeare. I studied for four years at 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 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 to lay down my roots and secure my Permanent Residency visa. As I write this it has been 14 months since I first started my application with a visa agent. Still in process!
#9 I love dogs, horses, Sydney beach life, travel, cups of tea and working out (especially running!).
#10 I get up at 4am on Saturday mornings to run 10 laps of the Bronte Beach hill with the magic @the_440 run club.
#11 On December 19th 2019 I joined Finder as Publisher, Rest of World. My job allows me to work with some of the best brains in Sydney / the world. Join me on LinkedIn.
#12 My ultimate dream is to get a Jack Russell pup (maybe two if I can make it work!). I am very much working towards this right now. I hope to fulfil this in 2020.
Ask me anything: Larasstory@gmail.com
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