Choose your future
‘‘If you put your mind to something you can do it.’’
That was the motivational message from Echuca journalist Sophie Baldwin to Tuesday night’s ‘Meteorology and Motivation’ night at Deniliquin Golf Club.
Ms Baldwin took the audience through her emotional journey from surviving a marriage break-up to competing in one of Australia’s major ironman competitions at Palm Cove, in June this year.
She had an empathy with the predominantly rural-based crowd, having spent 24 years on a dairy farm.
Ms Baldwin explained that competing in the ironman event was not about being a great athlete, but rather proving to her two girls that if you put your mind to something you can do it.
She recalled difficult times working on the land and acknowledged that at present “times were tough”.
Now, as a journalist, she sees the struggles which many people face but urged everyone in attendance to “put your head down and bum up . . . (because) we will get through this”.
Linda Fawns and Shelley Scoullar at the ‘Meteorology and Motivation’ night.