I had a dream when I was a little girl that one day I’d be an actress.
Back then I already knew that putting on ‘an armour’ would make me feel more confident.
And although my career led to me standing up in front of people in a business context rather than an acting one, that armour served me well at first.
It stopped me feeling shy and self conscious, which was pretty much all the time. I used to blush when anyone asked me a question. Putting on a persona made me feel more bold.
But after a while it stopped working. Becoming a parent, completely losing my sense of self in my marriage (no blame, fully owned.) So I had to peel off the armour.
It wasn’t easy at first.
I was worried about what others might think. If I’d be too much, too quirky, too ‘out there.’ But the more I took off the layers, the more exciting, fulfilling and happy my life became.
I was truly honoured to speak with Phil Learney, Co Founder of HNM24 for their podcast. Phil Is such a great interviewer that this one went to a few vulnerable places. I spoke about things I’ve never shared before!
I’m hoping that being vulnerable, I can help others who might be able to relate to my story.
You can listen to the episode by searching for the Live On Form Podcast wherever you listen, or via their website here