Jacksdale author shares inspiring story in new book to empower women
A Jacksdale woman has penned her uplifting journey to overcoming depression and anxiety as part of a new book exploring the lives of 23 women.
Vicki Finnegan was asked by the Femalepreneurs Academy to write a chapter in the third instalment of its ‘The Elevation of The Femalepreneur’, in a bid to help spread mental health awareness and inspire others to believe that anything is possible.
Vicki’s chapter, entitled ‘It’s not what you do, but who you are in the process’, explores her personal battle with mental health over the years and how she managed to turn her life around to become a successful businesswoman – now owning her own independent travel agency.
This is the first time Vicki has written for a project like this, after working with the Femalepreneurs Academy during online coaching sessions.
She said: “The overall message of the book is that anything is possible if you have a dream and never give up.
"Lots of these women have incredible success stories, going from rags to riches, abuse and trauma to huge success, overcoming depression and severe events in their lives.”
Vicki was faced with her own challenges after a family tragedy rocked her life when she was pregnant.
She said: “Sometimes life can throw you curve balls that can make you feel like your world is falling apart, and, in those moments, it really is so hard to believe you can get through it.
“But in your darkest of moments, when you feel like giving up on life, remember they are actually your turning points.
"I don’t regret one thing or the way my life has panned out, because these have been my learnings that have made me into the woman I am today.”
Vicki was honoured to be asked to be a collaborator on the third volume in the ‘Femalepreneur’ series, alongside authors from all over the globe.
All of the 23 featured women were invited to contribute to the book as a celebration of women entrepreneurs and business owners.
Vicki added: “We’ve all overcome different things and this gives hope to people that although things might be bad right now, they can change. Don’t give up.”
‘The Elevation of The Femalepreneur’ volume three is available on Amazon now.