Since October 2021 I have been concentrating on my work with the UK Cyber Security Council and 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, I am available again for virtual speaking engagements, panel discussions, panel moderation, podcasts, videos, and article/blog commissions.
I missed out on a few things this year while focusing on my work at the UK Cyber Security Council 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. I also have a few other things up my sleeve depending on how I go with my fibromyalgia, so watch this space!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, I would love to consider your requests now that I am back in circulation after a break.
In the meantime I hope you are all having a very Happy Easter, here is to Spring and Summer 2022 and beyond!