A friend of mine called me ‘miss self-deprecating’ the other day and, you know what?!, emotion aside, she is right. I wish I could pinpoint the moment in my life when I decided that I cannot do things as well as everyone else, that I am not good enough. Even now, as I write, past spills into present and I read back those sentences written not in the past tense, but in the present. ‘I cannot do’ …. ‘I am not good enough’….. I wish I could go back in time to that moment and that version of me and give her a stern talking to about the domino effect she was / still is creating on my life. Instead, I reach to me now and to you reading this to say that I did something amazing, something I walked into a room thinking I wouldn’t be able to do and walked out of the room grasping tightly and still trying to get my mind to absorb fully. Moments like this one, really big and special ones that can turn your life around or leave you crushed going back to the drawing board…. moments like this are rare. I sit here and contemplate the insanity of my inner rhetoric – how could I doubt my ability? I’ve been so amazingly fortunate in life to have a few moments like this one when I grabbed on to dreams I never thought would come true. I want to sit with that thought for a while and ask myself why I still doubt … As I do that, I leave you with a photo of a book closely related to my latest success and which I propose to tackle ahead of September.