Whispering words of encouragement
Paul always encouraged me to reach for my dreams and whenever those dreams felt impossible or I was struggling - he would always whisper to me 'you've got this Shel' or 'I believe in you'.
Whenever he said this to me suddenly the world changed and I could do anything and I was super Shelley. I guess that is the beauty of partnership.
When Paul and Imogen died and I was left to try and reassemble our broken lives again in grief - the very thought of it was overwhelming, every day was a struggle, but I was determined to show my children a way forward. I wanted to be their strength, their rock.
Each day was a huge step and without Paul there to whisper his words of encouragement - I had to learn to whisper to myself.
But most of all I had to learn to listen to my whisper.
Shelley Myatt is the owner and operator of Shelley Myatt Fitness and Well-Being, Columnist, Life Coach & Motivational Speaker based in Toowoomba, Qld.