Ever had those one of those days or week or months when you feel so bogged down in it and you wonder how the heck you will ever get your head above it all? Challenging times filled with self-doubt, fear and zero self-confidence.
Yeah, me too, so this is a gentle pep talk to remind you of something you should all know. Read on…
For years I struggled with low self-esteem, hard to believe right? From a very young age I was told I was worthless, I understood (far too clearly) that being a girl was not as good as being a boy…because my own mother told me so, often. For the record girls and boys are equally ace!
Our history does not need to define our future.
I didn’t have a flash upbringing, oh sure it might have ‘looked normal’ from the outside but it really wasn’t. However, I always felt like I had something ‘special’ within but for too many years was so weighted down with the words and actions that others marked me with throughout my early years.
Life has a funny way of marking us but the good news is we can erase the not so great times and highlight the brilliant.
Gradually I left those years (and some people) behind and spent a long, long time growing from the experiences I had to have to get me to where I am today. And that’s the thing, we have to experience this ‘stuff’ to grow and to be ready for what is to come. Trust me good times do come.
Self-belief is an inside job.
I will always remember the line from The Wizard of Oz where Glinda the good witch says to Dorothy ‘you’ve always had the power my dear, you just had to learn that for yourself’. And you know what? Glinda was bang on the bullseye, we all have the power and believe it or not we don’t need a powerful and all knowing wizard to show us that we can fly beyond the rainbow.
We just need to know that we all DO have ‘heart’ and ‘brains’ and ‘courage’. You will need resilience, belief, gratitude, empathy and love, but you can do it! We need all of this for ourselves and for others, but especially ourselves. A little bit of self-belief goes a very long way.
Time to share some magical moments.
I don’t know about you but all this talk of rainbows and courage and ruby red slippers has me wanting to get lost in the magic of a childhood favourite, so who wants to come see the stage show ‘The Wizard Of Oz’ with me?
You do? YAY! Well, Ladies pop on your sparkly ruby red slippers it’s time to skip down the yellow brick road for a Styling Curvy Community Catch-up! An afternoon of female bonding, fabulous food and losing yourself in a magical stage show.
A Giveaway you will want a seat at.
I have tickets for 7 Styling Curvy Community ladies to join me for a session of The Wizard Of Oz on Saturday April 14th. Starring Anthony Warlow, Lucy Durack and Jemma Rix and rising star Samantha Dodemaide as Dorothy, The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting revision of the all-time classic with all the favourite characters and memorable moments.
But, let’s make it a really amazing day out, and start the night with a complimentary pre-theatre dinner at Madame Hanoi at The Adelaide Casino. Just to whet you appetite take a look at the menu…
PRE -THEATRE MENU
M E N U 1
choose any two items
BUN HEO TOM CAY
spicy pork, shrimp paste, noodle soup
CANH GA CHIEN NUOC MAM
crispy chicken wings, red chilli, mint
GA CHUNG TRON GOI BAP CHUOI
master stock braised chicken slaw, banana blossom, red chilli, coriander, peanuts
HANOI COLD ROLLS
vegetables, peanut sauce (df/gf/v)
M E N U 2
choose any two items
TOM RANG SOT OT
saigon-style chilli prawns, black beans, kaffir lime, hanoi hot sauce
crispy pork, cold noodles, fresh herbs, smoked fish sauce
DAU PHU RANG MUOI
salt & pepper tofu, coriander, chilli, lime (v)
PHO TAI NAM
beef short rib broth, rice noodles, thai basil (individual serve)
B E V E R A G E
2016 VINEA MARSON PROSECCO victoria
2016 CALABRIA PRIVATE RESERVE PINOT BIANCO new south wales
2017 LANA BY PIZZINI MOSCATO victoria
2015 CHARLES MELTON LA BELLE MERE GRENACHE, SHIRAZ, MOURVÈDRE barossa valley, south australia
2014 PECCAVI NO REGRETS CABERNET MERLOT western australia
ENTER WIZARD OF OZ GIVEAWAY
To enter just share in the comments what movie from your childhood you would love to see in a stage show.
Speaking of childhoods some of my favourite memories with my boys were spent exploring the city and the River Torrens precinct. I just wish I could have done this now as all the new redevelopments are truly wonderful.
If you have children make some time to take them for a visit in town, you could even take in a meal at one of the restaurants in the Adelaide Casino precinct and a special show at Festival theatre together…like The Wizard Of Oz.
Season runs from April 1st for four weeks, shows run for two and half hours (including intermission) and are suitable for ages 8+. For information on session times and bookings CLICK HERE
Babes don’t forget…you have always held the power 🙂
Til next time
Giveaway runs THURS 15/3-Wed 21stth/3 2018 with winners announced on 22/3/2018 and is open to Australian residents 18+. Winners will be notified by email and agree to having their names printed on Styling Curvy Social sites. Prize needs to be taken on day specified above and is not able to be exchanged for cash or any other tickets.
Sponsored post in collaboration with Madame Hanoi and Adelaide Casino in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.