Two years ago this week I became an (Amazon No1 Bestselling) author when my book Finding Joy Beyond Childlessness was published. If you’ve been following my blogs, you’ll know I love an anniversary as it’s a useful time to reflect on what’s changed (or not) in the interim. Normally I get inspiration from reading through my journals, however this time I thought I’d start in the book itself, so here are the final paragraphs of Finding Joy which give a lovely assessment of who I was at the time. Who I was when I published Finding Joy ‘…I can now confidently say that I am truly owning my story, showing up, and letting myself be seen. Many of my friends applaud me for my courage, but, although courage is one of my values, I don’t feel that what I’ve done has been brave or courageous. I feel that I’ve got this far by letting go of expectations and taking one small step at a time. It’s not just that though. The keys were that I trusted myself and my teachers, and I did everything with an open mind. I am always open to change, to asking for help and to learning something new about myself and about life. These, to me, have been most important. When I started writing I was doing everything I could to avoid the pain, and now I agree wholeheartedly with this quote by Baal Shem Tov, ‘Let me fall if I must. The one I … Read more Finding Joy, 2 years on
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