I love this quote.

I first saw it when I attended The Womens Organisation in Liverpool.

I was there to get some much needed start-up business advice when setting up the studio. This quote greeted me as a small plaque on the reception desk. Immediately I knew that I would meet like-minded, positive and empowered women.

When I was little, I was always told to be a ‘good girl’ and ‘behave’. So consequently I was a very quiet and sensible young lady.

Now, people who know me in my current form know that I’m neither quiet or sensible, so when I saw this quote I was thrilled that me coming out of my box was ‘OK’ and that I didn’t have to be seen and not heard anymore. I have to confess though, I did come out of my box a long time before I learned of this quote!

I love how the ethos of The Women’s Organisation is to empower women.

I love seeing women empower each other and support each other. I love that being in my mid forties I’m no longer worried about what others think of me.

I’m still kind and polite, honest and trustworthy. But I’m also scared and unsure of myself and brave and confident all at the same time. I love being a dichotomy of personal traits and I think I love this quote because it celebrates all of us.

So my message is : be empowered and brave. And go out there and make some history of your own.

…and don’t worry about being well behaved enough