I knew my book, 'Can’t see the wood for the trees', was written for people who are stuck to support them to get back on track.
I knew the book helped people when stressed to access a more resourceful mindset - exams being one such area I know it’s helped a lot recently.
I hadn’t appreciated until then, of course, also helps people who are facing what I was when I wrote the book - menopause!
The BBC breakfast programme featured the menopause last month, and it was said that it can be a very creative time for women.
Then it hit me - that’s when the book finally got written.
Then I laughed, very loudly and only as you know I can, because I wonder - did this version of the book I’d been wanting to write for years get written because I needed the advice. Did the chapters emerge out of that need?
At that time I could certainly resonate with:
- Can’t see the wood for the trees
- Stuck in a rut
- Going round in circles
- Up the creek without a paddle
- Out on a limb
- Missed the tide
- Treading water
- Like a fish out of water