Since October 2021 I have been planning out how to relaunch Cyber Security Unity (formerly the UK Cyber Security Association), so I haven’t posted on here or updated my blog. In addition to this, I have been on an intense healing journey and been having EMDR therapy which has taken a lot out of me (special thanks go to my therapist Ben Chapman for his help and guiding me through my healing journey, I couldn’t have done it without him). Then in early April 2022 I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and some days it takes everything I’ve got to get through the day – the pain is immense.
Despite all this, I will not let what happened to me and let fibromyalgia beat me. Although I must learn to pace myself more and understand that I can’t do what I used to do, I still want to focus on the things I enjoy. To that end, as of August 1st I will be available again for speaking engagements, panel discussions, panel moderation, podcasts, videos, and article/blog commissions.
I missed out on a few things this year while healing and re-focusing such as being a part of International Imposter Syndrome Awareness Day which I co-founded with Nathaniel Schooler and Kim Adele. But honestly, I wasn’t in the right place be a part of it this year – my EMDR therapy led me to feeling like a huge imposter and I didn’t feel that it was right that I take part in it. Having gone through my healing journey, I now have more confidence, motivation, and drive than I’ve ever had before and I am looking forward to the next steps in my career journey, and finally launching Cyber Security Unity (formerly the UK Cyber Security Association) in the next few weeks.
If you would like to book me to speak at your event, moderate panel discussions, take part in panel discussions, be a judge for your awards or commission me to write any blogs/articles please reach out to me via email@example.com, I would love to consider your requests now that I am back in circulation again.
In the meantime I hope you are all having a very enjoyable summer!