If Freedom, is having the ability to act or change without constraint, then I look forward to feeling freer and lighter than I have in years. If something is “free” if it can change easily and it is not constrained in its present state, then I look forward to singing as I fly into the new year.
When our Ikigai is in alignment, we are successful. When we are successful we are energetic and enthusiastic. When we have mojo we reap the benefits of staying true to our values and of making good choices.
I think it is fair to say that 2020 has been the most frustrating year we have ever experienced. At times, nothing has felt easy.
As we journeyed together we knew how to make it count, we treasured the moments as if it was our last and even when it was our last we didn’t dwell on it.
Throwing caution to the wind, tearing up the map, and journeying inwards rather than outwards has served me.
We should not let anyone place limits on our dreams and desires, including ourselves. Our dreams and desires are valid. Our dreams and our desires need voice and agency.
So let’s focus on becoming successful, in whatever we are doing, rather than being successful. Success is not a destination but the journey we are on. The growth is in the struggle, the learning is in the endeavour. Let’s also remember that we set our own goals and determine our own success criteria.
I am proud to be a woman and I love the different facets of my identity. My relationships with other women make me the woman I am today. I consider myself very lucky to have so many strong, phenomenal women in my life looking out for me.
But how has my height shaped me as a leader?
I hope that by sharing my story I can reassure you that it will be okay, you will rise again, like a phoenix.