This year just keeps on getting better for me. My family continue to bless and amaze me with their unconditional love and support of several left field, life choices I’ve made over the past two years.
I’ve realized in work (yes, I live and breathe it, particularly now I run my own business!) finally, that actually I’m a smart cookie, who knows what she’s doing and doesn’t take kindly to be contradicted by people who know less than I do about my ‘craft’ and has absolutely no problem telling them so.
In the past I would have tolerated work/life situations, where I was talked down to, micro-managed, bullied, upstaged, overlooked and been hit with the ‘light switch moment’ (that moment in life, where you think all is well and really isn’t – this multi-functional moments applies to life, love and work :0).
My love life in the past has been dominated by my failure to own, some of my particularly poor partner choices – occupants of Playersville or Commitment Phobe Towers need only apply (I’d like to stress this is now in the past tense for me 🙂
The changes I’ve made, have evolved from finally growing up, family ups and downs, and my inner circle of friends, who are a fabulous bunch of ladies.
These females with attitude, combine business talents, beauty, along with sprinkles of authenticity and decency in buckets, but won’t tolerate any nonsense, either from me or anyone else for that matter 🙂
As I sat in the golden circle, over a Chinese takeaway and several cheeky bottles of wine recently, each offered me the kind of gems, you won’t find in any fortune cookies.
L- Love Doctor, Earth Mother, voice of reason at all times.
You like Mr Right Now because you’re just like him, he’s not taking your nonsense, he keeps you on your toes, drives you nuts and you wouldn’t have it any other way, so just stop playing and tell him all of that… ok! (Annoyingly she was spot on!)
When you work with someone who wants to control everything, work around them and don’t think about doing anything, and I mean anything other than what you’re contracted for, because then you’re done for.
M- aka Style Queen, she can break balls with a single withering look and all while looking totally fabulous, regardless of the situation, location or even climate.
What are you scared of, you blow me away with your creativity and ability to come up with solutions, when everyone else has left the building. You need to own your skills, much more than you do! Get with the program you’re a boss lady and you run things.
As we chatted and laughed over that evening, not just about work, but about the twists and turns in our lives, I realised aside from family, you really can’t elict honesty like, that from people who aren’t your true friends.
So I salute The Sisterhood of Truth that calls you out when you need it and supports you all day long, however nutty you maybe behaving on any given day. The sisterhood that laughs and cries with you, but always has your back no matter what. How lucky and privileged I am to be a part of this circle.