Well, to be honest, it wasn’t planned. It’s never been a life ambition of mine. And to be honest, I don’t know if I’ll be able to commit enough to it to make it work. But we’ll see! We were thrown in to the midst of another lockdown. And to save me from going completely crazy after once again being banished to the lonely confines of my flat I thought I know, I’ll write a blog. And now I’m instantly regretting it as building this blog page is f**king me off. How do people understand how to use these things?!?!?!
But, in all seriousness…I feel like I’ve been on an amazing journey over the last year. And even the last 4 years. Mainly thanks to some amazing people that have jumped on the bus that is my life along the way. I’m doing things I never would have dreamed of doing. Or didn’t have the confidence to start doing.
It’s not been easy. I have massive confidence battles every time I get out for an adventure. Lots of people thought I wouldn’t last a month in a kayak. And I’ve lost as well as gained adventure buddies along the way. But I’ve also learnt so much. And I wanted to share that journey with others.
Having coached lots of women in the corporate world, one of the biggest topics that comes up is confidence. You can deliver corporate shit all day long about how to build your confidence, but real life experience of it is a totally different ball game.
And now that I’m involved in the #shepaddles British Canoeing campaign too (which is all about getting more women in to paddling), I wondered if sharing my story could help others out there. All the plans I had to run female development sessions and do some great advertising have kind of gone out the window. But maybe this could help?
It’s not just for women though, it’s for all. I promise to be honest. I promise to be open. And I promise that these won’t be the best pieces of writing you’ve ever read. But I’ll try. Let me know what you like, what you don’t like and if you want me to talk about anything particular.
And thank you for joining me on this journey!