This photo was taken back in 2016 on the first day of the World Shakespeare Congress, in Stratford-Upon-Avon on the stage of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
In two days, it will be two years. Here I am with my fellow events organiser extraordinaire, @charlotteeagill, in front of 600 delegates from all over the world. I was to do the organisational announcements for the Congress and also to emphasise that an event of this complexity and size had many helpers and much work involved.
I remember feeling very calm even though I had never spoken in front of so many people and definitely not on the stage of such a world famous theatre company. This was only one of many transformational steps I took in 2016.
It went well, I only had to read what I had prepared.
These days, two years later, I am being called to the stage once again. But not a stage in terms of theatre, more a stepping up and turning up in front of other women to hold space for growth and expansion; to share my knowledge, energy and vulnerability.
I feel a strong calling to lead a women’s circle in London. This feels very scary but I also feel I cannot ignore it. It’s time to take another leap of faith. This post serves as a public commitment to doing this because I keep finding excuses in my head to keep postponing taking this step.
And so it is.
Photo by David Tett