Today the lovely Laura is talking about who inspires her.
The person that inspires me the most in my life is my Nanny! (Yes I do call her that and no she isn’t my au pere lol!) My Nanny who is now in her mid seventies has had an incredibly hard life and had a lot of sadness along the way, but this has never stopped her from picking herself up again and carrying on, which is just one of things that she inspires me greatly for.
The main thing was, that my Nanny used to suffer from chronic shyness. She hated having to go to social events and speaking to people, especially when my Grandad started to work his way up in the world and these social events became more frequent. She would actually be physically ill before and sometimes during these events she was so shy. She would worry about what they would think of her, what she should say and how she should act. Now she could have completely shied away from these events and not turned up, but the point is that she didn’t. Each time she would gear herself up and push her fears aside and go for it, partly for her and partly for my Grandad. Now she is the most confident person I know! She is definitely not afraid to say what she thinks and she does not let anyone push her around! She talks to anyone and everyone now and is a very popular lady! I am so proud of her for doing these things as I myself am also very shy and I constantly worry about what people think of me and I hate speaking in front of people. I much prefer to hide away and fade into the background than be the centre of attention. I always think twice before I say something, as I worry that it will be the wrong thing to say. But with my job, I have to go to corporate events and meet and speak to new people and sometimes give presentations, so I have to push these fears aside. Now everytime I have to do something out of my comfort zone, like speaking in front of people, I just think of my Nanny and how far she has come. I still have a long way to go, but I just think if she can do it, so can I!
Thank you Laura