I knew there could be much more to me and my life, but I was so scared of what other people would think “Would people still like me? What if I lost all of my friends? Will they laugh at me? I don’t deserve to have a wonderful life”.
As women we often take on the burden of stress not only for ourselves but for our families – we believe we have to be the strong ones. As a result of holding the fort for everyone involved we finally crack under the pressure .
the reason why I changed roles approximately every 2 years was that I was BORED and dissatisfied at work
“What dream or passion are trying to stuff down and keep quiet?” or “What situation are you putting up with because you believe that is how it is supposed to be?” and “How wonderful would your life be if every day you were living the life you love?”
Do you have any idea who this is? Whoever it is she looks deflated, unfulfilled and just a wee bit sick of her life – need a clue?… It is actually me in the year 2002 BC (Before Creativity) – how absolutely bored, grey and miserable did I look? It even shocks me!!!! […]
As a young child I was always wanting to play and make a mess – I looked quite angelic and sometimes I was clean, but often I was playing in the dirt or getting messily creative. This is a rare photo of me still clean, sitting on the step with my Dad. I was a […]
Sometimes being ‘nice’ or being a ‘good girl’ seriously SUCKS! I’m talking about the feelings you get when someone steps over your boundaries – especially when it is a friend, a lover, a family member or close work colleague.
Have I mentioned that I absolutely love the book ‘Big Magic’ by Elizabeth Gilbert? I keep finding chapters that really resonate with me. The chapter I discovered this morning was “Originality vs Authenticity”. Does this resonate with you? “Maybe you fear that you are not original enough…. Worried your ideas are commonplace …….. and therefore […]
Have you ever felt as if going for your dreams are just too damn hard, too tiring, impossible or the feeling of failure is just too scary to contemplate? What if all you needed was a guiding hand, or someone to say they believe in you? Well I had such an experience a few days […]
One of the very first posts I wrote on this blog was ‘Finding my tribe with Flora Bowley’ (US artist, author and teacher) at the time I had just come back from a wonderful week long retreat in Bali with Flora where I had learned what it was truly like to completely let go of […]