Welcome to A Lively Mind! I’m so glad you stopped by for a visit.
I’m Polly, a British 30-something who has ended up calling Atlanta, Georgia my home. Life has changed dramatically for me over the last 9 years… I moved country, moved city, married a wonderful American man and became a mom/mum!
Along the way, I’ve changed a lot too and learned so much. It’s not always easy trying to be a responsible grown up, especially in another country, and most days I feel as though I’m just muddling through! So I started this blog to chronicle my everyday experience of life in America, through British eyes.
A Lively Mind is where I write about parenting, family life and my love of fashion. It’s also where I share my stories about the ups and downs of being an expat.
Why A Lively Mind?
The name of this blog was inspired by a quote from my absolute favorite novel, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. During a conversation between Lizzy Bennet and Mr. Darcy:
Now be sincere; did you admire me for my impertinence?
For the liveliness of your mind, I did.
The character of Lizzy – marked by her intelligence and independent thinking, but with a good dose of romance thrown in 🙂 – is one that I personally hold dear.
I tend to be a bit of an over-thinker… my mind is always busy with a million thoughts. I started this blog as a creative outlet for some of those thoughts and have been writing ever since.
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Thanks for visiting!