SusanM: A Wizzography
An introduction to Wizzley writer SusanM
A Little Summary about Life
I’m an Aussie (and no I don’t sound like Crocodile Dundee) and as you can see I have a habit of writing simple sentences that tend to sound like Dr Seuss without even thinking about it – which is one of the reasons it’s ended up my nickname. (I do refrain from writing in Seuss-style on Wizzley though.) I enjoy spending time with my wonderful family and mischievous Jack Russell-Fox Terrier.
What Else Do I Like?
- Sunny days
- Learning about new things
- Spending time with family and friends (and dog)
- Taking photos
- Art activities
- Listening to music
- Good movies or tv series
- The mysteriousness of life
One of My Fave Songs
Books I Love.....
I spend a lot of time reading heavy-going books and journal articles for university and my related research so I enjoy reading some lighter material in my spare time. Asterix is a long time favorite. I'm a Harry Potter fan too (yes I've read each book numerous times). I also love reading both non-fiction and fiction books.
Written by SusanM
TV Series I Love...
I love watching Frasier and own the full series (which I have watched many, many times). It's just so clever. I also have a psychology degree and there is quite a lot of jokes that fit in with this that I have a chuckle about.
I also enjoy watching movies and TV series about the paranormal, so Paranormal State, Psychic Kids and A Haunting are all favorites.
A Snippet from Psychic Kids
Movies I Love
These are probably my three favorites movies of all time. Dragonfly with Kevin Costner is a supernatural movie the questions the survival of consciousness and love after we die. A gripping and beautiful movie that I've watched again and again.
Fools Rush In with Matthew Perry and Salma Hayek is a humorous romance with an unusual amount of depth. Apart from being very entertaining it also includes the topic of symbolism or signs in life. I find the topic fascinating and I often include details on symbolism in my articles.
The Doctor with William Hurt is a funny (yes despite the serious topic it has some very funny moments) and touching movie about a doctor who develops cancer. While having many amusing moments it is also an excellent story which explores the detachment of many medical professionals towards patients and the importance of kindness, understanding and empathy in medicine.
Dragonfly Movie Trailer
The Doctor Movie Trailer
A New Favorite Movie
Yes I've developed a new movie addiction recently. I had avoided watching this movie because I have fond memories of ABBA from childhood and thought something like this would ruin it for me. How wrong I was. I love this movie and have just about worn out my DVD of it.
It's a great movie to relax and have a chuckle with and very clever in how it has fitted in all the ABBA songs.
Highly recommended if you haven't seen it yet !!
From Mumma Mia
Rediscovering an Old Favorite
When I saw this on Amazon I absolutely had to have it. I hadn't seen this movie for years but remembered it well. It's now another all time favorite of mine.
It's one of the best musicals. I was introduced to it by my mother when I was a teenager and I've always loved it. It's a sweet and funny story with great music. I was so glad to see that it was available again.
From The Student Prince
A is for Addicted to Academics
Yes I love learning and my academic journey has included a degree in psychology amongst other things. I am currently a postgraduate student focusing on paediatric health psychology (in plain language helping children who have serious diseases). I use my formal training and experience is most when I write articles about children, education (I was a music teacher before starting my psychology degree) and anything else that has a psychological angle to it.
My Writing Background
I enjoy writing. I have lots of experience writing academic papers but I have also edited a parenting magazine here in Australia. At the moment I'm still writing academic papers as well as creating articles on Wizzley mostly at the moment.
Written by SusanM
Why Do I Write on Sites Like Wizzley?
I have done some blog writing in the past as well as website creation. But I prefer writing in a 'community' like Wizzley far more. Why do I write? Because I enjoy writing and sharing ideas. I also need a flexible way to create an income where I can use my background training.