Letters to my younger self

This year I had the honour of being invited to take part in a Transatlantic project for International Womens Day on the 08 March. 

Sonaya Williams, supreme Momma, CEO, Entrepreneur and founder of both the CEO partner and Online Women Entrepreneur (Find her @worksmarterwoman) asked me to join her in marking #IWD 2019.

The brief was to write a message to my 19 year old self, sharing words of wisdom and encouragement. 

I was pleased, I sent in my headshot (Which I have thanks to the amazing @firechildphotography) and my note to self. And I didn't think much more about it. It's so busy running your own business, it feels like each day moves into the next at a breakneck speed. 

But in the days leading up to the 8th March, I saw my graphic begin to appear on social media along with the faces of other women sharing their messages too. As I shared it, my family and friends started to comment and reply with their messages, notes to their younger selves. It became a gorgeous, feel-good experience that rippled across my digital screens for a couple of days. It made me smile and and feel connected with kindred spirits. I felt humbled to be included with the other women that were taking part. 

It reminded me of how lucky I am to be able to work like this. I built my own business and now: 
  • I live and work in one of the most beautiful corners of the planet
  • I'm home when my kids get in from school (most of the time)
  • I am my own boss
  • I work with amazing clients, all over the world
  • I get to learn from brave entrepreneurs and inspiring leaders
Sonaya's project allowed me to take a moment and take stock. To appreciate how far I have come from and why.

It reminded me of my story. 

So, when I look back at this girl, aged 19 living in London with big dreams but small confidence, I would tell her that she has so much to look forward to. That she would find her groove.

And that yes indeed, the best is yet to come. 

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