Have you ever had an idea that, through lack of support, fizzled out to a blip in your past? Something you were passionate about. Something you believed may work. Something that made your heart sing, if only for a short time.
I know I have!
Luckier than most, I have an awesome sister. She has my back, as I have hers. When times are tough, or I need a shoulder to cry on, she is the first person I call. When I have a new story idea, I run it past her just to see if she gels with it or not.
I also have a beautiful, kind and caring mum. She too listens, comments, encourages and supports my every decision, even if, at times, she isn’t in complete agreeance.
Terina Adams, my gorgeous and talented co-writing and business partner and I spend many hours together every week, and much of that time is dedicated to bettering ourselves and each other.
Nikki Branson, my mentor, my soul sister, keeps me grounded. She calls it as she sees it and supports me in everything I choose to do.
So many beautiful women in the writing industry, Michelle Greening, Carolyn Wren, Shannon Kayne, Julie Mattinson, Tess Woods, Tabetha Rogers Beggs, Rosanne Dingli and Valarie Parv, to name a few (there are many others, too) who have supported me on my journey thus far. Members of the RWAus, KSP Writers’ Centre, and those who attended the Fiona McIntosh BoW Masterclass…an awesome bunch of women!
The list is long, I know, but I wouldn’t be where I am in my career or my life if it weren’t for these sensational women.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I know in my heart when an idea is worth pursuing, as well as the sinking feeling I get when it’s less than average. But, there is nothing like the honesty of another successful woman, whom I respect, to help me see clearly. And, when I have to learn the hard way, pursuing a miserable idea against their advice, to know that I have their support, regardless, is an empowering feeling.
To all of you, from the bottom of my heart, thank you. I love you to bits!
And, beautiful lady, my wish for you is to find your tribe ~ those women who every woman needs in her life.
Empower others and be empowered!