Who Am I?
I am a wife, a mother, an adventurer and a businesswoman.
I am a student of life, love and everything in between.
I have a formal education and many, many skills but its my life lessons that have made me who I am today.
I have been with my husband for more than half my life & he is still my lover and my best friend.
I struggled with infertility for years but now have 3 beautiful children.
I’ve been running my own business since the age of 23 and thankfully, it is still a thriving business. I have opened and closed other businesses in that time too.
I have broken my back and recovered. I know what it is like to live with chronic pain. But the pain of a broken back had nothing on the pain I caused myself growing up and believing that I was not enough.
I have summited Mount Kilimanjaro but believe that raising our 3 kids is an even greater achievement.
I survived a home invasion by 5 armed men. And found the blessing in it. I have also survived countless kiddies birthday parties and the blessing is that we don’t have to attend too many more.
I spent the night on the rim of an active volcano and was humbled by its magnificence. I have seen that same beauty in the eyes of my children.
I have walked the Camino de Santiago from Portugal to Spain & trekked with Gorillas in the jungles of the DRC.
I have meditated in Machu Pichu and climbed the Ausangate mountain in Peru.
I have tangoed in Buenos Aires and sang “You’ll Never Walk Alone” in the Kop at Anfield.
I have gambled in Monte Carlo and been brought to tears by the choir at St Paul’s cathedral.
I have traveled the world and traveled even more within.
I have read countless books and written none.
I am a sister, a daughter, a wife, a mother and a friend.
I am a co-published author & have appeared in magazines and on television.
I have succeeded, failed and quit more times than I care to remember.
I am a student and a teacher.
I have always wanted to be a teacher.
I am a seeker. I teach what I most need to learn.
Apparently you have mastered life when you can “Know thyself. Be thyself. Love thyself.”
I’m still learning to do all three.
“Knowing yourself is the beginning of Wisdom” Aristotle
Discovering who we are is a lifelong journey. I’m not sure I’ve figured it all out just yet.
On the surface, we are all unique, shaped by various life experiences, perceptions and beliefs.
However, deep down, we are all the same. As Carl Sagan says: “We are the stuff of stars.”
“Loving yourself is the beginning of Joy” Louise Diesel