Your Limitations 1


“Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it. ”
C. JoyBell C.

You know the ones that can haunt us, limit us and define us. The ones that tell us we are less than others. The ones we try to hide for fear that we will be discovered as an impostor.

In fact, it is such a prevalent way of thinking that it has its own name – Impostor Syndrome. It is a concept describing individuals striving to appreciate their own accomplishments and instead living in fear of being exposed as a fraud.

I remember feeling like this in a relationship in my teens. I had a boyfriend who thought I was wonderful. Maybe a bit too wonderful I thought. And rather than reassure me, it made me anxious that one day he would discover I wasn’t the superwoman he had imagined.

This kind of thinking is understandable when we are young. But as we grow older and grow up, we need to recognize that the bar is not being set by others. It is internal. I am not an impostor, I’m just a girl having a go and discovering both my brilliance and my brokenness along the way.


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About Kelley

Kelley is a speaker, author, overseas aid worker and perpetual student. She is passionate about women and gender issues, both in the local and international context, which underpins her enthusiasm for kinwomen and its contribution to women ‘living their finest life’. In 2014 Kelley completed a Masters in International and Community Development before establishing The Foxglove Project. Foxglove is a registered charity focused on supporting international development projects that are sustainable and driven by indigenous leadership. Kelley’s paid work requires her to travel extensively to evaluate and support projects supported by Australian funds. This experience and networking enables Foxglove to partner with outstanding overseas agencies delivering real opportunities for the poor and vulnerable to lead independent self-determined lives. Kelley combines these passions with a love of family and faith. Across more than 30 years of marriage, Kelley and her husband have worked through many of the challenges of building a relationship while raising three sons. Their boys have now finished high school changing the dynamics of family life and relationships. One of her great joys is sharing parenting lessons and learning from good and bad (sometimes disastrous) experiences. She uses humour and common sense to talk about the everyday challenges facing parents in today’s context.

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  • Bridget Hadfield

    “I’m just a girl having a go and discovering both my brilliance and my brokenness along the way’ Love this Kelley. xx

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