I totally should be asleep right now.
My little man is asleep, our little lady is at kinder, and I promised myself I would take this time to recharge my batteries and actually have a nana nap. I need it.
But then these words came to me and I had to get them out. And when it comes to my blog, who am I to argue?
Last night I was blessed to attend the 2nd Earth Events tour – Soulpreneurs. The beautiful Yvette, who founded Earth Events has created a truly special company that brings like-minded souls together for sharing, truth-telling and inspiration.
We heard four amazing, funny, and oh-so gorgeous women speak about their individual journeys to the world of entrepreneurship. Rachel MacDonald, Julie Parker, Susana Frioni and Denise Duffield-Thomas taught me so much last night, and I am still buzzing from it all as I try to process what I learnt.
It was such a highlight to meet the ray of sunshine that is Rachel. She has been not only a coach, but a beautiful friend to me and I just adore her and know that our time working together isn’t over yet.
The other highlight was meeting 17 year old Annabel. Holy moly!! This young woman has a wisdom beyond her years, and strives to empower young people her age to live their best life possible. She is a dead set pioneer and she brought me to tears with her passion and vision. I just adore her and I know she has HUGE things ahead of her.
Two huge nuggets of wisdom stood out for me during the night, and that is that no one else can be you. There may be other Amelia Williams’s in the world (there certainly isn’t one with as many middle names as me!), but there is only one me. People may share stories similar to mine, but no one experienced what I experienced like I experienced it. My story is unique because it is all mine.
And the other huge thing that had me eagerly nodding along is that we need to let go of the fantasy that everyone will like you. I have spent the majority of my life caught up with the fact that I needed to be liked by every one. I focused so much on what other people thought of me, that I forgot to check in and see what I thought of myself. In fact, I often changed myself to fit in with other people that I completely lost sight of the person inside.
It may be a work in progress, but the older I get, the more I know myself and the more I really really like who I am and what I stand for. And if people don’t agree, or resonate with that – that is completely fine. I might not be everyone’s cup of tea – but that is ok. I’ll just go hang out with the people who do believe in me.
I am going to stand up and be as authentic as I possibly can. I want this blog to be a little snippet of my heart and soul. I want it to be that if you met me in real life, I was exactly the same as how you saw me in my blog.
The message I want to spread is one of health, happiness, wellness and love. It’s a message that will be refined, and altered at times, but it will always be one that comes from my heart.
My goal is that I want people to live a happy and healthy life. To look after their bodies, to be proud of who they are, and to leave that angst and negativity behind.
And as I learn all those things myself, I will share them. Because this is just as much of a learning experience for me as it is for anyone else.
So I will keep writing. And writing from an authentic and loving place. And I will trust in myself and what I have to give and share.
That’s my incredible soul sister, Amy. You’re going to be seeing A LOT more of this girl.
…. And now I’m totally off to have a nana nap.
Have a beautiful weekend! xx