Who am I?
To answer that question, I’ll start with who I was.
A few years ago I was a stressed, exhausted primary school teacher. I would have told you at the time that ‘stressed’ and ‘exhausted’ were adjectives synonymous with my role. It didn’t mean I didn’t love teaching - it’s just that I had accepted that being stressed and exhausted was part of life. I also would have told you that being a teacher was such a huge part of my identity. In fact, despite the fact I was thinking about leaving, I felt stuck and unable to leave.
I was ‘just a teacher’.
Two and a half years ago, I slumped. My brain couldn’t keep up with me. I was ill. I was signed off work with depression and didn’t return to the classroom.
So, who was I if I wasn’t a teacher?
I am so grateful that through coaching and focusing on my personal development, I have reconnected with Emma. And she’s pretty great. Of course there are some days where I doubt how great Emma is, and some days where Emma annoys me, and definitely some days where Emma surprises me - that’s natural. But being ME is joyous. Being ME is so much more than my role.
I am no longer ‘just anything’.
Part of being ME now is helping others be truly themselves too. It’s liberating and I want to share the power and magic of it.
My secret? It’s not really a secret as I talk about it ALL THE TIME, but the key to all of what I’ve done is CHOICE.
I have chosen to change.
I chose to focus on looking within me rather than searching for answers outside of me.
I choose to embrace being ME everyday and stop being defined by my role.
And really importantly, I stopped waiting for the confidence to do all of that, and I chose it.
If you want to do the same, I would LOVE to support you. Choosing Confidence is my six week group programme starting this week. Message me today at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want in!