I believe that women living and working in regional areas have a wealth of talent and are a determined bunch. I want to share stories about these amazing women, regional events and lifestyle to highlight that living and working where you choose is not a barrier to achieving all you can be. I also want to help guide these fabulous women to be all they can be through training and coaching.
Country Horizons started as a blog borne from a suggestion at a Women’s Retreat several years ago.
At the time I was at a crossroads in my life. My three wonderful girls, born and raised in Gunnedah and Curlewis were taking flight and had left home.
I even said to someone “I’m nobody’s mum anymore, I have lost my identity!”
Have you ever felt like this?
In fact, I was still their mum, that is a lifetime gig. I did, however need to work out what was my next chapter, and at the time I felt a little lost…really lost. I took the opportunity to spend two enlightening days with some truly inspiring women who gave me the tools and confidence to map out what was next for me.
It was a conversation at that retreat that gave me my greatest ah-ha moment. It went something like this:
Di: “What is it that you would like to do Angela?”
Me: “I’d like to write someday”
Di: “What is stopping you doing it now? What is this ‘someday?’
I could not give a good reason why not now? Why do we put things off to ‘some-day?’.
There have been a few bumpy times, it wasn’t clear sailing and I am yet to write a book – but what I have realised as I spent time with myself is
- I love empowering others, especially women to be all they can
- I love writing and sharing stories
- I love living and working in regional Australia, just visiting bustling cities is OK.
I have put all these passions together and created Country Horizons.
This is MY PURPOSE, this is my ‘some-day’ goal. I’m excited that you are here to share this with me. Ange xoxo