Have you ever reached a moment of absolute gratitude?
When you reflect on your journey so far and realise that each decision you made paved the way to where you are now?
I want to share a little bit of my journey with you, and perhaps inspire you to take one step forward today, no matter what your goal is.
I have written five (and a half) books. Published four. Written two eBooks. Published one. I write regularly for my blog.
I left school after my GCSE’s, but I have returned to education three times. I’m a qualified children’s worker. Pre-author life, I was a Children & Family Support Worker in a women’s refuge. I’ve worked as a Family Support Worker in a children’s centre, facilitating Bumps to Babies groups and Stay & Play sessions, as well working directly with families. I’ve facilitated Children & DV awareness raising training to social work professionals. I’ve written for a charity newsletter, and created one for families in refuge. Before all of that, I used to work in a bookies. By the time I was 20, I was a manager of a betting shop, plus area trainer who inducted and assessed new employees.
This time next year I will have completed my degree in Creative & Professional Writing. Right now I have my own business, helping people write their books. I am also one of two directors of a new CIC, who empower mums through self-development, providing them with opportunities to create legacies for their children.
Throughout most of this, I have battled with anxiety and depression, self-doubt, self-sabotage, family drama, family breakdown, new babies, loss of old friends, introduction of new friends, house moves, car breakdowns, heartbreaks, life breakthroughs, Universe blessings, new beginnings and more that I am sure one day I will write about.
My point is, your life can change at any moment and so can the things you strive for. The person I am today didn’t exist five years ago. I’d say she didn’t even exist 12 months ago. Sometimes we hold onto things, people, environments that aren’t moving us forward, simply because change is new and new is scary. But when we let go, when we embrace the process that comes with growth, that comes with pushing ourselves forward and seeing what happens if we try, that is where we experience the true rewards.
You are here to do more than simply exist. Don’t wait for Monday to arrive to start working on your goals, your dreams, or yourself. The difference is made in what we do today, right now this second.
Ask yourself, how is this situation, person, job, environment serving me? How is it contributing to where I want to go? Or who I want to be? And if it isn’t? It’s time to make peace and make room for all the greatness you are destined for.
I didn’t know I’d be here now, with the accomplishments at the top of this post. I just wanted to see what else I could do. And if you’re curious enough, I know you too can get yourself to a place you never expected, but are so grateful for.
Don’t fear your greatness. Even if people don’t see it, even if they don’t get it or don’t encourage you to go for it, trust that feeling inside that insists you were made for more. Go find out what it is. And when you do? Please come back and share your story with me. Because we, dear friends, are phenomenal beings. Even more so when we allow ourselves to be ❤
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