Why draw on difficult times in our lives?

A year 12 student asked after my presentation yesterday, “Was writing your book awful in remembering everything in your journey or helpful?” Here’s my response – Writing my book was both so grueling but extremely therapeutic. Reflecting on a difficult time in your life & the impact it had on others is not easy. However, when I was in a better mindset to do this, it gave me such closure. It helped me better process everything and stop and reflect on what I’d overcome. As a result, I was better able to accept what I couldn’t change and change what I could. Begin to ‘reinvent myself’. It also enabled me to draw on my observations to hopefully enable people in their own futures!

Is there a hard time in your own life that you could reflect on to help give you closure, move forward & empower you in your future path?