And the good news is…I have a life coach! Her name is Cathy Dean and she specialises in life coaching women who are in their forties and fifties. It’s a tricky time when you can end up wondering ‘where did my life go?’ and ‘what happened to all my dreams?’. I spoke to Cathy on the phone yesterday and she’s given me some exercises to do and just over two weeks to do them in. She asked me what I wanted from the phone conversation and the first word that popped into my head was ‘acceptance’. Like a lot of people I struggle to believe in myself and I know I have low self esteem; sometimes a lot lower than others!
But the trouble with becoming a successful writer is that there is an inevitable part of it which involves selling yourself and I am totally crap at that! I hate the idea of selling myself, I don’t even like talking about myself! I achieve more intimacy on this blog than I ever would face to face or on the phone. There’s always a part of me that feels I’m not really worthy of any attention; it’s silly I know. But I want to achieve things in my life and I’m deadly serious about wanting to make it as a writer so I thought the time was right to challenge my negative beliefs and Cathy is going to help me do that. I’ll keep you posted on my progress.
For anyone who’s interested; here is the link to Cathy’s website