Can you believe it’s been two years since I sold my company, ventured into the wider, happier world and started this blog?
I’d love to say that I don’t remember that girl from two years ago. The one who felt bullied and devalued and nervous almost all the time. The one whose stomach rolled at the email notification sound on her phone because it was probably not good. The one who felt guilty for spending time with her family? For having a family! But I do. I remember her.
I also remember though, the strange and uncharacteristic moment where I said one sentence that changed the course of my future. Where I (before I believed or even understood it myself) dared to suggest that my worth was not able to be defined by a single other person. That indeed, I even had worth.
But I did. And I do. And I always will.
And two years on – I still have that hard-won freedom. I use it well. I live, love and grow with my family. We travel and laugh. I work – both in the gym as a trainer and in a community centre helping at-risk children and their families with health and wellness – because I love it and it enriches my life.
Life is good.
If you recognise any part of the old me, that girl from two years ago I have just one piece of advice;
Stand up. It may just be the best thing you ever do for yourself and the ones you love.