It will fall apart for a while, but you re-build and things get better
Morning everyone. Kellie here. Feeling slightly reflective this morning. Earlier this week you may have read a story about a very brave lady who spoke out about the abuse she suffered whilst in a relationship and of her relief as “justice was served”. This story struck a chord with many and I was no different. Sadly, it was my ability to relate to her story that made it resonate with me.
I’ve been back and forth and back and forth about whether I should mention this today and it was only last night, after a similar conversation in a beautician’s of all places, that I realised there is no reason not to speak openly. Also, March is Women’s History Month and the theme this year is ‘providing hope and healing’ and conversation is part of that healing.
Like the lady we spoke to, most people are scared to speak up for fear of not being believed, fear of rebuke or retaliation and fear of finality. It’s hard to make a change especially when you stand to have your whole world upended. But, to quote Springsteen for the second time in this newsletter (thanks for the inspo, Micheal) “You can’t start a fire, worrying about your little world falling apart”. It will fall apart for a while, but you re-build and things get better. Promise! So, talk.
The People of the Year Awards
We are on the countdown! It's now only 6 days to the big event and we are so excited in the office. Rikki and I have spent the last week tying up all the loose ends and we are almost good to go. All tickets have now been issued. If you didn't manage to nab one - don't panic - we will have a live blog of the event so that you can stay up to date with all the goings on.
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Last week was our most popular week to date, so it's great to see the quiz grow in popularity. There were 11 people who got 10 out of 10. However, some of you will have registered as 9 out of 10 due to a slight glitch in the scoring system with one of the questions.
Well done to quiz supremo Keith Cunningham who, once again, got full marks. He was joined by: Robert Casey, Ben Jennett; Larissa Dillon; and JP.
Last weeks answers were: Tandragee 100; Clothing; Pearse Og; 150; Carragher's Bar, Camlough; Shankill Graveyard, Lurgan; Road Bowls; Annagh United; Jordan Leckey; 31.4 degrees.
Try this week's quiz here before it goes out on the website this weekend.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend. I hear we are due to have a few days of clear skies so make the most of it and I'll be back with more in a fortnight!