I was so chuffed to get listed by Sainsbury’s and now I’m all behind with my good intentions for blogging more because I’m in San Francisco. It’s nuts but in a brilliant way – I’m working really hard for work. My brain is fried and fired up all at the same time. I’m inspired and at the same time, reassured that my instinct – my learning and my thoughts for my business for the future are all on track. But of course there’s still so much to do.
The reason I’m writing this blog post is that I want to document how thrilled I am to have met a really smart, savvy and strong group of women this last week. I don’t know what I expected of them. I’m a little younger than them (can’t say how much or I will be in trouble) but it needs noting because I wonder if it’s their additional life experience that gives them their confidence, their attitude to the businesses they run. Maybe they’ve evolved into it. As a woman in business I find it difficult to have confrontation because I don’t want to come across as being upset or upsetting anyone. But you can’t make everyone happy, all of the time. So today, when someone sent me an email, I used the things I’ve learnt this week, replying factually. And being strong in my sense of self belief, of purpose.
I really hope that when I get home I can apply this positively to my family life and to supporting Lovely Bloke who deserves all the support I can give him whilst he works hard to keep us all on track, in the right place at the right time and in clean clothes, as well as feeding us, teaching E numbers and doing writing practise, all the clubs and so much more that I’m not really aware of.
I sometimes feel that I blog schizophrenically, you know? Because I’m either on top of the world, or down in the dumps that I’m not able to be 100% wonder-woman, night and day. But this trip, even though it’s been for work, has given me a whole new sense of who I am in my world, what I want my world to be and how I can make it happen for myself and my family. Who I love more than I knew it was possible to. Who I can’t wait to see in 48 hours time x