Noun. the action or process of affirming something; emotional support or encouragement. * The word affirmation comes from the Latin affirmare, originally meaning “to make steady, strengthen.” It is interesting to reflect on which themes create flow for our group of writers and which ones make the head (and the heart) hurt whilst we grapple toContinue reading “#MonthlyWritingChallenge: Affirmation”
It has taken me a month to process and write this piece as I reflected on my expectations of myself and others, along with the expectations others have of me.
Reflecting on who and what have we appreciated this year, a year like no other, seemed like an apt way to wrap up the emotional rollercoaster through positively affirming what has kept us going, individually and collectively.
Being strong, to me, means having the resources ie the mental skills, and the physical capabilities to overcome difficulties.
The Academy of Women’s Leadership fills that space, the workshops, the reading, the coaching are all tools and resources to empower everyone to be, to become, to own the leader inside of them in an authentic and courageous way.
For me disruption is about challenging what we know to affect change, positive change.
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.
The Oxford English dictionary defines journey as: ‘an act of travelling from one place to another, especially when they are far apart’. Over the past 12 months I have been on a journey on an emotional rollercoaster. This time last year I was employed at an executive level in a job I enjoyed and wasContinue reading “#MonthlyWritingChallenge: Journeys – an anonymous blog”
This emotional journey taught me so much about there being a light in darkness.