When I was young and foolish, I let myself be directed into a career that yes, offered stability and constant employment – but it didn’t feed or nourish who I wanted to be.
So years flew by, and those years and friends I made through working in this field, I do not regret. I would not be the person I am now, if I hadn’t worked in the field I did. And I would not have met the wonderful folk who I call friends. And I certainly would not have met my wonderful partner, and be the mother of the child who is teaching me more about who I am, and how to stop and enjoy life.
The ache, the emptiness that comes from following a career that does not feed or nourish who I was and wanted to be, followed me through my life. And it was only after a health scare last year, that made me sit up and realise that now was the time to do something about going after a dream.
And this year is about following a dream, and making it a reality.
So if there is something you have always wanted to try, but been afraid, I want to encourage you to reach out and go for it. The only thing that truly holds us back is ourselves.