Why women audit their lives on decade birthdays: Nerys James age 40 – Finding Your Right Mind — with Vanessa Potter
The third interview of this series, this time with Nerys James, a teacher, who's turning 40 this year. 40 is definitely a milestone birthday, but what has Nerys found herself reflecting upon? We discuss how her friendships have changed over the years and what scares her the most in life. She tells me when she was brave and what that taught her about independence. Nerys talks about saying no to her career, which might sound counterintuitive in today’s ambitious culture, but when you're losing yourself to the pressures of a big job, it's an act of kindness to make changes. Part of turning 40 was realising what she wanted to do – not what society was pushing to her ‘prove’. So Nerys reclaimed her life and her happiness,. Sometimes bravery seems foolishness but even if it does — it doesn't matter.I hope you’re enjoying this series exploring the inside stories of other women’s lives. Personally I’ve been fascinated to hear what these women have learnt about themselves over the years, what changes they’ve seen and how experience has moulded their lives in so many different (and sometimes) similar ways. If you enjoy what you’re hearing please do subscribe so you don’t miss out on the rest of these awesome women !