Today, I shared something SPECIAL

I am just back from speaking at the Women In Sport Summit and I cant tell you how many messages and emails I have received.

I practiced my speech but in reality today was a panel format and we were all asked questions.

I didn’t know what was coming and all I could do was to answer each question openly and with total honesty.

The last question, I actually had a “moment”

I don’t have any major symptoms now since the 2 strokes, but I do sometimes get confused and cant always remember things.

I was asked the question and within seconds I couldn’t remember what it was!

So, I decided to just answer in my own way! And that was to be totally honest about HOW I felt.

I found myself sharing ALOT more highs and lows than I ever planned to but I also announced (again totally unplanned) that I LIKE MYSELF.

The room was full and probably 98% were Women.

I got a massive round of applause which really surprised me.

Over lunch, I had a lady approach me and tell me I had really touched her with my talk, and in fact the whole room, when I said I like myself.

She said finally, we have a female who can say it and mean it.

I haven’t always liked myself. I lacked confidence as a child and a young adult. And even now, I over analyse sometimes, I worry BUT today was a real moment and it seems it was for others too.

I LIKE MYSELF.

Why don’t you start doing the same? Don’t aim for perfection but see yourself as others see you and see the good within.

Its a great feeling!!!

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