The little girl who wanted to be Angelina Ballerina

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Once upon a time there was a little girl. A little girl with messy hair, a propensity to chatter incessantly, and a dream of being Angelina Ballerina.

As the little girl grew older, she realised that there were three main issues with this choice of career path: she wasn’t a good dancer, she wasn’t that interested in ballet and she wasn’t a mouse. She started to dream of being an author, shut away in a beautiful room, with a pen whose ink flowed a vivid turquoise, written in handwriting worthy of a calligrapher. She loved to hear people’s stories and wanted to write them all down.

She grew older still, and realised that whilst she loved writing, she loved talking to people about their stories and learning from them even more. She was already a musician – she loved the magic of performance, the stillness of a waiting audience, the anticipation of what was to come, but she wanted to sing.

She wanted to sing, and talk, and listen, and problem-solve, and teach, and learn, and write (and do a bit of galumphing about, or “dancing”.) She wanted to be a Mum.

She grew older still. It was time to Get. A. Proper. Job. Having a Proper Job was what happened when you became a Grown Up. She started teaching, and it was brilliant. She loved interacting with people, helping them solve problems, seeing them grow in confidence, perform beyond their own limiting beliefs and thrive. She could see she was making a difference. She started to be the person who made the Big Decisions. Who organised how her teaching was handled. Who helped other teachers realise their own brilliance.

She also let her voice be heard, and sang her way through her holidays and weekends. This was her rebellion, her world away from timetables. She loved managing her own time, being her own boss, not always having the Proper Job.

Then this Grown Up had some little people of her own. And suddenly the Proper Job wasn’t right anymore. She still loved helping others, but her own little people never saw her. She edged, slowly, towards a new Proper Job. She trained to help other women realise how brilliant they were at taking control of their births, of finding their power. She loved it. But she didn’t love placentas, and she wanted to find out what happened next in their story.

She found a whole, brave new world called Facebook Groups and Coaching. “What a load of waffle” this Grown Up with the Proper Job thought. But, oh, look. She was being drawn in. She realised that what “coaching” really meant was finding out people’s stories. Learning about them. Helping them solve their problems, seeing them grow in confidence, perform beyond their own limiting beliefs and thrive.

Hold on, isn’t this all getting a bit familiar?!

And she wanted to write. She had so much to say about her own story, and the stories of those people she’d met. There was another brave new world called Blogging. It turned out you could write out these stories and share them with whomever was generous to read them!

What did that girl want to do when she was a Grown Up?

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She wanted to sing, and talk, and listen, and problem-solve, and teach, and learn, and write (and do a bit of galumphing about, or “dancing”.) She wanted to be a Mum.

Turns out, that’s what this Grown Up girl was going to do. Now she just needs to find the time to do some more galumphing.