I have to be completely honest. This is a call for help, for me personally.
This could possibly be the most vulnerable I have ever been in my entire life. And it feels very uncomfortable.
Let me explain what I mean…
When I started writing my blog, I called it by the name “Raw and Completely Beautiful”, because I made the commitment to myself to always be open, honest and raw in my words.
Today is no different, so here goes…
Throughout my Breast Cancer journey, I have undertaken a lot of personal self development. I have taken a good, long and hard look at myself and what I could change to be better. To be a better person, and to do something meaningful to help others be better also.
I have come to realise in the last year, that finding my way to true happiness has inspired a passion in me to help women do the same.
Finding your joy doesn’t have to be difficult. It can be achieved through simple daily activities and devoting time to yourself.
I wrote a 30 day program called the Lotus Program, and tested it with a group of women. And the results were phenomenal.
I started a group in Facebook called The Self Love Project and there are now over 300 beautiful women in the community who uplift and support each other.
It has become my purpose each day, to make even just one woman feel more positive about herself.
I have also been focusing on my writing, and have the burning desire to write a book to help women find their happiness, without it being an overanalysed, heavy, painful process. I have found a way to guide women through grief, trauma and self sabotage to value themselves once again.
Recently, I participated in a short writing course with an international author and publisher based here in Australia. It was an incredible experience and opened my eyes to developing my skills in a way that I have not known before.
And something amazing happened.
I have been offered the incredible opportunity of a rare half scholarship to be mentored directly by the beautiful author/publisher, Joanne Fedler, in her upcoming writing program commencing later in February. I have been offered this because Joanne understands and appreciates my desire to educate women.
This program is going to help me in so many ways to give life to a book with a strong message, and make my dream a reality.
Now here is the uncomfortable, vulnerable part for me…
I need help to make this happen.
The mentorship does not come for free.
But, the scholarship offer is one that I will not have access to again, and I just feel I need to take a leap of faith to try and make this happen.
After two years of the most difficult financial time in our lives through my cancer journey, my Husband and I just do not have a way to raise the funds.
So I am now appealing to the kindness of the human spirit.
I am a big believer in authenticity, letting go of the fear of judgement from others, and allowing yourself to find strength in your vulnerability. I will admit that putting this message out there has completely tested my resolve.
I guess, if nothing else, I have pushed through a limiting belief and broken down a huge fear, all of which will help me to be a better version myself.
If you can find it in your heart to spare the time to click on the link below with all the details that explain my appeal, I would be ever grateful.
It is my hope that you are able to appreciate what I am trying to achieve. I also hope that you will, at the very least, reserve judgement and be empathetic in understanding why I have taken such a big risk in putting myself out there in this way.
In whatever capacity you may be able to help, I am truly grateful.
I may not be able to repay you, but I am completely committed to seeing this journey through. And you will be able to play a large part in enabling me to complete my mission.
Who knows, maybe this will impact the world in a positive way.
At least I will have tried.
Thank you for sharing some of your time with me. And please don’t hesitate to make contact with me if you would like further information.