changed your life

Gaining Confidence

Welcome to the official website and blog of Laura O’Connell.

This website is for you, my reader, and writers who may be interested in writing, and how I see the world.

One of the greatest pleasures in my life is corresponding with people from all corners of the globe, so I'd love to hear about what happens in your part of this living, breathing and evolving planet. My part of the world is the beautiful Gold Coast in eastern Australia where I love to body surf, walk along our magnificent beaches, and bushwalk in our lush rainforests. Throughout my site you will see lots of photos of this part of Australia.

I think, and write about everything and anything. You may not necessarily agree with everything I say ... I expect and welcome that, but please exercise courtesy in your communication with me and others on this website. I respect your views and expect you will do the same for me. Profanity will not be tolerated.

Hearing about your approach to life expands my mind. Sharing with others takes courage. I encourage you to take a leap of faith and tell me what's on your heart when I write about something that resonates with you.

On my "About" page I stated how it took me two years to put pen to paper after I got my light bulb moment. Why did it take me so long to move? Plain old lack of confidence, and I had a hundred plus excuses for not writing, but once I started I couldn't stop. There's a drive in me I don't understand that's pushing me forward and I can't make it slow down, so I have to go with the flow. The result is the construction of this website. I'll be sharing on this post what is on my heart each week.

Have you ever experienced a force within you that has pushed you out of your comfort zone? I'd like to hear from you and how it changed your life.