I love taking on new challenges. Overcoming challenges and difficulties helps me grow as a person – I love that feeling of knowing that all your hard work has paid off. Last summer I had to submit 5 essays for my master’s degree, as well as doing my full-time job. It was such a tough period! I used my “marathon mindset” to work my way through each essay – I started by writing the first one, and then moved on to the second task, and so on, just like in a race when I tick off each stage and tell myself that I’m almost at the finish line.
All challenges present an opportunity. Reaching a low point in life made me get into running, and I got lots of messages of support when I shared my experiences online. When I injured my foot, sports venues were closed due to the pandemic. As I decided to try hiking, lots of mums my age were inspired to do the same. I’ve no desire to become a KOL – I just want to do my best. I hope that I can be an inspiration for other women, regardless of their jobs. You have to learn not to bury yourself in work or family life and make time for yourself, no matter how busy you are!