Legacy or Legend?

I’m a fan of building new things—I love it in fact. I’m not really a maintainer of projects. I think I’d probably die doing that. Or something slightly less dramatic, perhaps. I guess I’ve always seen the achievement of one goal as an excellent stepping stone onto the next one. Once we’ve got there I’m…

Fight with love.

I was talking with a friend a few weeks back and—much to her amusement—I came out with, “the problem is, I have a lot of very strong opinions about everything”. It was funny, but it was also true. I’m an idealist—and a fairly stubborn one at that. Just try telling me that something can’t be…

Dream bigger little girl.

I think I was about 11 years old when I told my daddy that I really wanted to have a wendy-house in the back-garden. In usual parent/child fashion we went back and forth for a while with our reasons why it was or wasn’t a good idea. I honed my negotiation skills early on and…

Embracing the things that scare you.

I don’t know if it was ever a deliberate decision, but at some point a while back I started acting like the best way to pursue life was to head straight in the direction of things that scare me. I’m not sure if it’s because my competitive nature kicks in and I somehow know that…

Following well…part two

I got a little bit lost driving home from a holiday a month or so ago (which will be no surprise to most of you). I took several wrong turns before realising that I was absentmindedly following the lorry in front of me – even though I knew the route home. Zoe was sensibly following…

Following well.

“If you want to lead well, you must follow well”. This phrase has bounded round my mind over the last few months as I’ve spent some time looking at aspects of leadership. I’ve smiled and nodded at the phrase whenever I’ve come across it, but recently I think it smacked me round the head. The…

Vague Ambition

Whenever I write anything I always start off with a title. I may have turned it into an obsessive compulsive thing now, but at first it was simply about giving myself direction. When I was younger I used to think up titles to books I wanted to write all the time. I think I wrote…