Wendy, 54


If your friends/family had to describe you in 3-4 words, what would they say?

Sweet, direct, honest, strong, independent, sensitive and vulnerable. One of my friends said she could write a trilogy :-))))

What would you say is your best emotional quality?

Hard worker, sensitive, practical

What are you most proud of?

When I turned 50, I got divorced, lost my job and got depressed. I am not the kind of person that asks for help easily but got the courage to seek professional help. I got rid of my low self-esteem, my debts, my  doubts and toxic people.I am proud of that, looking back and to say that I did it.....all by myself!

What is your favourite poem, quote or saying?

I have a couple....

“Better an oops, than a what if.”

“Watch, learn and try.”

“Take a deep breath, pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start all over again”

What advice would you give your 20-year old self looking back?

Don't let anyone tell you, you're not good enough.

Don't go out of your way to make everyone around you feel better, you will lose yourself and you will feel invisible.

You matter too! I wish I had learned that decades ago.....

What are your thoughts on ageing?

Getting older doesn't really bother me, you can't stop it anyway....my hope is I grow old, happy and healthy.

Is there anything else that you'd love to share as part of your story?

I lost my mum last year, I know she would be só proud of me now for having the guts to participate in this challenge and having my picture taken. I wish I had done it sooner so she got to see them.

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