As soon as see you Kate you can’t help but notice her. She has this quiet presence that makes you instantly feel calm.
I have known of Kate for a while and was surprised when she applied for my SEEN campaign. Her application made me realise that your perception of someone isnt always the way it is. You never know what is going on in someones life.
Kate told me she is tired. She used to be a light, happy person that was always ready to help anyone at anytime and now she just doesn’t have the energy.
Around the birth of her second child her body decided to drain her Iron stores and now her resilience has gone.
Wearing so many hats and trying to function in a ‘normal’ capacity has her feeling very different to who she used to be.
And it isn’t just the physical affects of being tired but the emotional.
When we first started this journey she mentioned she needed to have a private chat with herself. To find ‘her’ again. To see where they strayed off the path and how to come back around to equalling time for herself and her family.
We get so caught up in making sure everyone else is happy that we tend to forget to look after ourselves.
We lose direction and the littlest things build and build until we break down.
Kate had the strongest reaction when faced with her images. She read so much reflected back to herself that at first it was too uncomfortable for her. But, then as she adjusted she recognised in each image a part of her. A story of who makes her, her.
She chose an image that reflected the positive side of herself. One that would remind her that it is OK to have a meltdown sometimes. It isn’t a sign of weakness, it just means your cup was full to the brim and tomorrow is a new day.
She wants her story to hopefully start conversations with woman that will help them grow and feel more empowered within themselves.
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