At the age of 46 I won my first World Masters Gold medal for track cycling and discovered what it was like to uncover and appreciate a natural talent, and develop a new passion. Two years later I was among the first women to ride in the National Masters Track Championships (an event previously closed to women). In the same period I was one of the first of four women in the country to be employed as a Happy Life Skills Trainer.
Yes! Boots, the chemist paid me for what felt like me being me. I was asked by Boots Health and Beauty magazine in a feature article to launch their new health service for a top health tip as a happy life coach, I said 'find out what you're passionate about and devote time to it. The energy you generate will spill over into every area of your life'. That quote and my cycling success got me included in Yvonne Covell's feature article in SHE magazine article - Make Passion Your Trigger For Success alongside Lisa Stansfield, Monica Ali, Meera Syal, and Nicole Kidman. How good is that?
Of course this didn’t happen by chance! Nine months earlier I gave up my high pressure job and took time to evaluate my lifestyle. My stress levels was definitely as invitation to change.