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Natalie Hughes | May 14, 2019 | Photograph by: Milada Vigerova

Tread softly my dear.


You’re doing the best you can.  Life is throwing so much at you right now.  And you’re catching everything with your heart, your mind, your soul.


You fear touching so much at once.  How much space do you have to keep facing the worry, the pain, the fear?


You’ve done it before you know.  Don’t forget that.


Be gentle my love.  Be gentle with yourself.  Be gentle with others.


You’re so capable.  Be patient.  And know you’ll make time for what you want most in life.


You need to face what’s in front of you right now.  It’s building your strength.  It’s forming your character.


Look around you at the beauty of your life.  Your precious life.  Taken from others too soon.


You’re one of the lucky ones.  You get to savour every moment of the day.  Be thankful for all you have.  And the possibilities that lie ahead of you.


All you’ve done in the past…. It’s your gold, beautiful woman.  You can do whatever you want with your gold. Tear it into tiny pieces, and throw it around like beautiful fairy dust.


People want what you offer.  They value your knowledge.  They respect your experience.  They want to learn from you.


Keep sharing your wisdom.  Keep speaking from the heart.  Tell your truth.


Share the truth of life.  The truth of work.  And all the messiness that comes with it.


Keep breathing.  Inhale the truth in your heart.  Don’t ever stop listening to what’s speaking deep inside of you.


Each day you’re stepping forward and embracing your power more and more.


Some days it feels like it’s opening you up so much.  Opening you to the hurt and pain and memories of the past.


But remember my love.  You’re muscles are building.  Your heart is sparkling.  You keep touching everything and everyone with your gentleness.


And it’s what you want.  It’s the way you want to live every day.












Natalie Hughes founded Miss Independent in 2017, to educate and mentor women and help them make their best career and business decisions. Natalie is an experienced business woman and non-executive company director focused on organisational design, strategy, growth and innovation. Her goal is to help you think differently, work differently and feel in control of your own destiny.

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