Author Archives: fromfortywithlove

PR for the Petrified

Can I be real, authentic, open, honest, vulnerable AND a successful, credible businesswoman? I hope so, because I don’t feel I have a choice. Not anymore. This is a topic that’s on my heart and in my mind and that’s … Continue reading

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Being real

I’ve brought the wrong speech, I thought, as I stared at the four pages of A4 in front of me and looked up at the audience. I’ve definitely brought the wrong speech. What now? I’d written nearly 3,000 words on … Continue reading

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Choosing hope

Yesterday, I felt my life was meaningless because I didn’t have children. That feeling doesn’t hit me very often. And it hasn’t hit me for a while. As you’ll have read on this blog, my life has been changing in … Continue reading

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Family

For some of you, it’ll seem quite bizarre that I’m having these feelings and writing this post at the grand, middle-age of 45. Others, I know, will understand. Some of you have already had years belonging to your own family … Continue reading

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I want to be me

I want to be me, I thought, as I cycled along the Bournemouth seafront this morning. Not someone else. Not that woman over there with the toned, slim legs or the long, thick, glossy hair. Not that sporty girl in … Continue reading

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Dread

I can remember it vividly. I left the gym at Belvedere’s, my senior school in Liverpool, and walked past the netball courts and out onto the street, where Mum was sitting in the car waiting for me. I was sobbing … Continue reading

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Choosing change

I went for a swim in the sea this morning, in my new wetsuit, cosy swimming socks, neoprene gloves and cap. And I wasn’t even cold. On the way down to the beach, I had one of those ‘I think … Continue reading

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