Thankful for my friends on International Women’s Day

As many of you know already, I published Become the Best You in November. It’s part memoir, part self-help, and in it I speak about breaking away from negative dysfunctional behaviour – largely caused by the bullies that dominated my childhood – to become a better me. Although my life is far from perfect, as a happily married mum of three, it’s a million miles away from where I startedIt’s International Women’s Day, so I decided to re-share a link to my book on Facebook, and asked my friends to share it with their friends.

The response has astounded me!

Here are some of the status’s dedicated to Become the Best You today

“This is the book my wonderful friend Reneé had published last year. Bigging her up on International Woman’s Day. She’s a huge inspiration to me and her book is fantastic.”

“Today on International Women’s Day, I’m supporting an incredible woman, who I’m proud to call a friend, to promote the book she published last year. A story which continues to unfold in her life today, this little girl bravely shares her journey to beat the many odds she faced in her childhood to rebuild her life and become the best ‘her’! She’s an inspiration and I adore her!”

“Today is International Women’s Day and I would like to promote my friend Renee’s book called ‘Become the Best You’ which she published last year. Renee is an inspiration, an amazing Mummy to three gorgeous children, a great friend and work colleague. Please read her book!!”

I’m humbled by these kinds words, and all the shares my post received. When you’re estranged from your entire family like I am, having amazing friends is essential. Thank you to each and every one of you! I’d also like to say a huge thank you to the fabulous blogging community, for all their support.

No-one should ever have to settle for a substandard life because they had a difficult start. My journey is proof that it’s possible for anyone to turn it all around, and have the life they want and truly deserve. I am thrilled that Become the Best You is inspiring others to break their own cycles of dysfunction. It’s been an awesome first three months for the book, and I’m really excited to see what happens in the next three.

Happy International Women’s Day to you all! 

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67 thoughts on “Thankful for my friends on International Women’s Day

  1. I’ve been so lucky that the blogging community have been so kind, lovely bunch as you know 🙂

  2. Ahh so lovely to have such a great group of blogging supporters and great reviews too. I have seen a few already. You are doing great. Thank you ever so much for linking up to Share With Me. #sharewithme

  3. Ahhh that sounds tough hon, I’d be tempted to just invite the people you want and say up yours to the ones who are making life difficult. Mind you I don’t know your situation… hope you work out a happy resolution xx

  4. Thanks Mich! I’m firmly believe that we can get through anything life throws our way as long as we have good people behind us xx

  5. So many lovely and wonderful quotes about your book! I really enjoyed reading the interview on Maddy’s blog Writing Bubble. Your book is high up on my to-read list 🙂

  6. That’s such a lovely post and a really great way to acknowledge International Women’s Day. You are a lucky lady to have such fantastic friends, who obviously think very highly of you.

  7. I’m a HUGE believer that family means those that are closest to you and not necessarily those you are related to by blood or marriage. We are six weeks away from Gwenn’s 2nd birthday and I have thought about calling her party off so many times because the people who we “should” invite have let us down and if we invite the people who have truly been a big part of Gwenn’s life, we will cause SO much aggro.

    So, I wholeheartedly agree that you don’t NEED a family if you have great friends.



  8. Lovely words by an equally lovely person. You’re right to say that you’re fortunate to have such supportive friends in place of family, but they are lucky to have such an inspiring friend in you as well. All the best, always 🙂

  9. Thank you so much for all your wonderful support Vicki. I feel very fortunate to have made a friend in you this last year. The wonderful woman interview gave me such a confidence boost when I first published the book, and the comments blew me away. Here’s to book #2 indeed 😉 xxx

  10. Thanks Tas! It’s been amazing, and I’m looking forward to dedicating some proper time to promoting it now xx

  11. Loved doing your interview hon, and I wasn’t kidding about world domination either 😉 xxx

  12. Thanks again for all your support lovely. Your review comes up top of the list on Amazon for being most helpful 🙂

  13. Thanks again for the fab review and giveaway. I thought it did really well, and I hope the winner enjoyed her prize xx

  14. Thanks so much Fiona, it’s been a great experience. I’m so lucky to have the support of such fabulous people in my life 🙂

  15. What a wonderful way to celebrate International Women’s Day! Thank you so much for the mention, I love your book and so happy to have had the chance to share it over at my blog. Thank you for linking this up at #sharethejoy too x

  16. You are such an inspiration to so many Renee – love your book and the way you have used your story to help so many others 🙂

  17. Happy International Women’s Day darling, I starting re-reading your wonderful, inspiring, touching, courageous book again today. Your journey, your will to overcome adversity and gift of the written word is a wonder to read. Thanks for letting me interview you and here’s to Book no 2 xx

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