Four leaf clovers
All my life I’ve watched my sister find four leaf clovers. I used to search and search but could never find one. It used to drive me nuts. Finally, in Switzerland, in my 40th year, I found one. And then I found another and another. We found eight in total that day.
When you feel like giving up, keep going. Take a break sure, but don’t give up. You never know when what you’re looking for is waiting there in abundance for you.
I’m committed to you because I’ve been where you are right now. And I could have done with someone to walk by my side, helping me find my way.
Today I’m a mum of two, juggling work, a business and a family. Life is busy, sometimes messy and chaotic, but I get stuff done and more importantly, I make time for the things and people in my life that bring me joy.
But it wasn’t always like that for me. When I was a child my life was shaped by the death my dad, growing up with this loss was hard, I found it easier to stay quiet and small. It felt easier to drift in life than risk failure or rejection.
But as I grew up, I knew that being this way was stopping me from doing and trying things I wanted to do. Eventually I realised, all I ever really needed was to stop looking outside for what had always been there on the inside – me. Then I began to invest in myself and I am so glad I did; I found my strength and purpose, for which I am ever grateful.
What brings me joy?
Being surrounded by my people, my family and friends. Finding reasons to laugh (it doesn’t take much), cats, music, coaching, running, getting lost in a good book, gardening. I love learning, helping others, partying with friends, getting up on on a Sunday morning when everyone is still asleep. Connecting with people, being quiet by myself, walking in the woods, being snug under a blanket on the sofa with my children watching tv…. The list goes on, but you get the gist. A simple life, but one that brings much contentment and fulfilment.
Why Catkin Coaching?
Catkins are found on trees and are small clusters of flowers that enable the tree to reproduce, mostly through wind-pollination. The pussy willow catkin forms in early spring, when much of nature is still in a state of sleepy slumber. To me catkins are beautiful, symbolising new growth – from a small flower the mighty tree grows.
Get in touch
If you’d like me to help you to connect with your brilliance, your mojo, get in touch. I’d love to work with you – I’m good at finding stuff, just ask my kids – I’m always finding stuff for them.