Well this was where I sat and read the last few chapters of the book that has been evolving over the past 7 months.
It was 3 months after I fell off a mountain that I stood in my student bedroom with 30 sheets of paper in my hands and was offering them to perhaps a ghost or something in front of me. I said to myself quietly 'this is what I have to say', which is also the title I gave it too.
That pile I words was the first time I tried to unravel what was in my head to make sense of what had happened and why, I now can sit here quite happily and say that I am now content in what I have to say and understand myself far better than I did then. The book says and puts across muh more than I thought I could say. It has also allowed me to like and feel good about myself for many years. I even have my 'real' bounce back as many who have been paddling with me on white water have found out :o)
I am also pleased to blog that next year is looking promising. I have been approached by a few different organisations in the last month, to be their speaker for varying occasions. It is a wonderful but also daunting prospect. Standing in front of 100+ people will be a different experience than lecturing a year group of the same size if undergrads! A challenge I am looming forward to all the same. As I shall have the very fortunate opportunity to potentially inspire others to possibly change their mindset of seeing a barrier as a challenge. As a challenge can be exciting to find a solution where a barrier almost tries to stop you in your tracks.
I also have a few avenues to chase up on my return for publishing the book. My dream of making this book a reality will happen and I hope those who read it, laugh when I laugh and relate to this emotional roller coaster. The passing of a recent friend and an inspiring women in my life may not get that opportunity but I hope she knew how much she gave me strength to be the person I am today!
With that I hear the waves once again calling me ... Perhaps time for some more thoughts ... New goals to be created ... But also some more R&R as everyone does deserve that!