December Quote of the Month

“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light” – Albus Dumbledore

This quote rings true to me for so many reasons. The words have circled my brain with my own mental health and medical diagnosis, to remind me that, it is okay not to be okay and that it is not a weakness to ask for help.

It is also the quote that helped me through many life events, that have all linked together in such a beautiful way. When my Mum passed away unexpectedly in 2020, I turned to Harry Potter as my comfort books and films and cried all the way through remembering all the time Mum read to me and took me to see the films.

In the darkness once more, my person and I found each other. Dominic became my light in the darkness and I became his. Eww, so cheesy! In a massive turn of events, my light in the darkness became my business, I found something I was passionate about and brought me out of the darkness, into the light and back to myself again.

I take pride in my love of Harry Potter (clearly the everlasting child), I take pride in my medical diagnosis, my growing relationships with people and my unconditional love and hard work for my business. I would love to tell little me, fresh into Harry Potter, that everything will work out and be more beautiful than she could ever imagine.

I would like to nominate Sky Young, Bristol, for next month’s quote.

Florence Tolson, Principal of Cardiff City & Caerphilly, UK