I got dressed up in corporate work clothes for the first time in a long time. I went into the city to a women in business event all about launching and pitching. It was on the 28th floor overlooking Darling Harbour in the St George offices. It was so nice to catch up with some of my friends I haven’t seen in quite a few months. It was nice to be inspired by so many women running their own businesses and also in corporate. I walked into the room and within a few minutes I could feel the tears welling up. I know it only takes a few words but when you speak to someone heart to heart it is really special. I then had the opportunity to tell the table I was seated at about my business and what I am all about. It felt good to come out of my apartment, dress up and head back into the big city. It felt good to share my business and also hear the stories of others. As we were nearing the end of the lunch the fluorescent lighting and the air-conditioning set to 19 degrees was reminding me of what it was like when I would sit in an office for 8 plus hours a day. It reminded me how blessed I am to be able to take this chance and work on my own business. It was comforting to see women 5-10+ years in on this journey that had made it work. They are successful entrepreneurs who stuck with their ideas, they backed themselves and allowed others to also support them.
Thank you Hamish for allowing me to walk this new path. It is like I needed permission to leave. It took so much for me to get to this place and without you I wouldn’t be here.