If there is one thing that has changed significantly in me since my divorce nearly two years ago it is my determination. As a single mum, working full time, juggling long hours in a busy job I have become determined to push myself and set an example to Addison that if you want something there really is no limit to what you can achieve other than the constraints you create.
I haven’t always felt this empowered and the reason for the change came from a programme I watched some months back in which Oprah Winfrey was interviewed about her life, the challenges she has faced growing up as a deprived young girl in the ghettos and how she didn’t see this as adversity she used this to overcome and get out and make something of her life. She is an inspirational woman, an amazing public speaker and orator and a real epitome of the definition ‘achieving the dream’. She is also equally humble and does amazing charity and philanthropic and she is ranked as the richest African-American woman in the 20th century.