Extended metaphors about life are kind of my thing…


My name is Laura Quilter and I’m a fan of perfectly timed dry puns, random challenges and eating medium sized popcorn buckets by myself at the movies.

I’ve also been a competitive athlete for over 15 yearsswimming-headshot-quitler.

As a swimmer, I represented New Zealand at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and have won national titles in Butterfly, Backstroke and Freestyle events.

As a surf lifesaver, I have represented New Zealand at the 2012, 2014 and 2016 Lifesaving World Championships. I am an individual World Champion and current World Record Holder.

Representing New Zealand, racing abroad and balancing training with studies has taught me a number of lessons about doubt, fear, mindset and values.

Hailing from sunny Gisborne, I spent my first 18 years on the East Coast and will always call Tairawhiti home.

I’m conversational, honest and enjoy memes, so the content on this site is a mashup of serious and light writing.

Veni. Natavi. Vici.
Happy reading.

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The Huffington Post Australia

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