For too many years I was frightened of failure. I feared that I would fail, so I didn’t try… or I half-heartedly tried. I did things, but really I stood on the sidelines watching other people do the cool stuff, watching other people take action.

I was the person organising the party, and then doing the washing up while everyone else danced…

I thought I was content with my role doing the washing up – everything was organised, and I made people happy… But I wasn’t happy!!!!! I realised that I wanted to dance through life, and screw the washing up!

DO WHAT YOU LOVE, SPEND TIME WITH THOSE YOU LOVE, AND CREATE A LIFE YOU LOVE.

Are you sitting on the sidelines and watching your life disappear before you? It’s almost half the year gone. You made these promises to yourself to spend more time on your blog, to quit work, to spend more time with the kids, to go to yoga, to start that hobby and look…. The year has flown.

Do you want to be 90 and wishing, and wanting and living with regrets? My Mum spent her working life with old people as a nurse, and she would often sit with them as they died. For the most part, my Mum said it was a deeply peaceful, and spiritual time that she felt very blessed to be alive, and it made her treasure everyday. She realised that the people who die happy are the people who created a life they loved, spent time with those they loved, and did stuff they loved! Are you sensing a theme there?

DO WHAT YOU LOVE, SPEND TIME WITH THOSE YOU LOVE, AND CREATE A LIFE YOU LOVE.

Life is too short to be doing work you loathe. Working with people that make you miserable. Putting up with the crappy commute. Enduring those endless meetings. Forever staying in lonely hotel rooms without friends or family to support you and make you smile.

Yes, I might be really scary to break out of the comfortable routine that you’re in, but it’s also flipping fantastic to create a life that excites you, and makes you excited to jump out of bed in the mornings, and fulfils you and rewards you, and is an INSPIRATION TO OTHERS.

Be the woman that you always dreamed you could be.

DO WHAT YOU LOVE, SPEND TIME WITH THOSE YOU LOVE, AND CREATE A LIFE YOU LOVE.

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