About Melissa

Despite baring my soul, I have been reluctant to put my name out there – but, as the site’s all about finding your identity, it would be pretty silly to keep mine under wraps.

Plus, you might be a bit interested in seeing some of the other things that I can do – or seeing whether Finding Melissa might be able to do anything else for you.

I am Melissa Wolfe, 29; born, bred, and currently living Hertfordshire.

I’m a Business Writer by day; a freelance copywriter, aka Wonder with Words, by night; and currently writing Finding Melissa in all the spare minutes that God has given me.

I have an English Lit degree from UCL; and – despite the interruptions – a strong academic history. As you’ve probably gathered, my career has been a little slow to get off the ground – but I’m now running…somewhere…..

Aspirations? Writing is my passion: I need it like I need fresh air -

- and, I think I’m pretty good at it.

Wonder with Words writes to order; Finding Melissa writes from my head and my heart.

Years of therapy have not been wasted: I’m pretty hot at getting to the bottom of things; at challenging what people think and helping them to look at things a bit differently.

Maybe I’ve been conserving brain power –or just become accustomed to problem solving; because, making the connections between the real world and the personal worlds that we all live in comes quite naturally; and, I’ve become adept at coming up with ways of understanding – and then managing the things we all go through.

Book reviews are my indulgence because literature is my love – but, it’s also one of the best ways to make sense of the world; and, just one example of how important words are to human beings.

Finding Melissa seems to be taking me on an exciting new journey – and I’ll keep you updated with where it ends up.

If you want to contact me about any of the above or just to throw some ideas around, you can email via this link.

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7 Responses to “About Melissa”

  1. Josie says:

    I can’t tell you how immensely helpful your website is. I am in the beginning stages of yet another recovery attempt, but this time it is sticking. Your words are amazing, poignant, encouraging and inspiring.

    Thank you.

  2. melissa says:

    Thank you Josie – hearing that I am helping people makes this all worthwhile. Looking back, when I was struggling with recovery, I could comfort myself with the knowledge that the discomfort meant that I was moving in the right direction. It may be a tired phrase – but all things worth fighting for are hard work….and recovery is worth fighting for. Keep going!

  3. donna says:

    your site is amazing such an inspiration . im kind of on my way to recovar its hard but reading your site makes it worthwhile

  4. melissa says:

    It’s amazing what a difference a year makes…even the things that you are convinced you will never be able to do become possible; and the reasons for recovery that are elusive when you’re in the process become so much clearer over time! All the best in your journey Donna!

  5. drugs rehab says:

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  6. Fiona Place says:

    I want to wish you well – as a fellow writer (author of Cardboard: A woman left for dead – a portrait of an eating disorder) I am very much of the belief it is possible to write your way out of recovery. To do so on a blog is brave!

  7. Pam (now Watson) says:

    I just stumbled on this website – and haven’t really had the chance to look at it yet – but I just can’t express how happy I am to see that you are alive and well and recovering/recovered.
    We were together at the Royal Free, in 2000. I was really worried about you then as you were extremely ill. That was a long time ago now, but I guess I may have always had a slight lurking worry that things may not have worked out.
    I’m so happy to know you’re OK.
    Keep up the good work and may you be given every possible blessing now you are living more fully. With love, Pam.