So, about ten years ago (maybe more) I took the plunge and tried something new. Sailing.
This was completely alien to me and a step out of my comfort zone, I was offered a programme through the Prince’s Trust and loved it – even ended me with a short term job.
But the best thing that I was offered was a chance to be a skippers mate – this lasted 8 months and I sailed from Canvey Island to Truro. I then returned home and began to look into taking my exams but there was a limit due to my health, so I gave up thinking that’s the end.
But I was wrong – when I lost my sight I was depressed a d stuck. Nothing seemed possible until I read about Blind Sailing. It took me two years to buck the courage and i did it.
I sailed with a local organisation for over seven days and regained my love for sailing. I then went two years after with another charity and I’ve got the buzz.
So, my fear of my own fragility stopped my growth but when I took that first step into the deck. I was like yes, this is my purpose.
I’m now looking at going again this year, looking at my bucket list event of a transatlantic crossing and making sailing a goal for not just me but my business.
Any of you that are fearful of change, drop me a message and I can help you overcome challenges by changing your view on it.