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The #WongWay to live

Is the right way for Susan Cook! Invictus Games medalist, GB Women's Bronze medalist in Para-Ice Hockey and now baker!

Through the ages... my story

 

Starting off life in a remote corner of sunny Wales I almost stayed in a quiet middle class. However when I went into care at 11, joined the Army at 18 and then got my injury. I was continually pushed into the life I am now living to the full!

 

The pictures above show some of the many appearance twists this journey has taken alongside feats of mental strength and determination.

 

The first photo was at 18 and training for the army - notice the curly hair? It's taken me years of learning to tame!

Second photo was when I was in my first posting and had decided I wanted to look less manly. That was my last summer of long hair!

Third photo was my first winter in London; enjoying the sofas at Candy Bar and relishing the fact I could choose to be girly rather than it being assumed!

Fourth photo was my then visit to home that Easter where I went for plain and reverted to standard form.

Fifth photo is the image of me last summer - before I gave up dying it and am now going for the short and natural look!

 

So where am I now?

 

I've finished my degree with an upper second class honours (2:1) in BSc Community Development and Leadership. I have now moved back to my sunny and remote part of Wales where I grew up, and am busy as a town councillor for Haverfordwest as well as a GB Womens Para-Ice Hockey player; whilst also race training and playing wheelchair basketball in my spare time. Having won two silver medals at the inaugural Invictus Games in 2014 I am looking forward to the future!

 

In my spare time I also write and perform poetry, socialise regularly and sit quiet recovering with my cat, Gisselle, and pug, Major!

 

 

Want to follow my journey and read more about me or my poetry?

 

Then follow the links at the top of the page for a read and watch of some of my special moments along the path I like to call ''The #WongWay to live''!!