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Don't Go Faster Than Your Guardian Angel Can Fly

The new book from best-selling author Sally Bee

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This book is written from the heart for every woman, to share the important lessons in life that I, and others I respect and love, have learnt along the way. You might not be ready to hear some of this, you may already know plenty, but I hope that it will awaken your female soul, inspire your bravery and boldness, help you understand just how wonderful you are and be your guide in both difficult and wonderful times.

This book will give you just some of the life lessons that every woman from 18 to 81 needs to hear. 'Don’t Go Faster Than Your Guardian Angel Can Fly’ were the final words my mother passed on to me before she died. And now I pass them on to you.

Your life will be full of love and laughter, tears and heartache. They all matter in equal measure. My mum taught me the value of myself, how to find my strength through my weaknesses, to stand up for my beliefs and leave the past where it belongs. You don’t need to cut off your arm to know that it’s going to hurt, I’ve done it for you! Trust me, when I tell you that we all need a guardian angel, that can keep up with YOU.

'Darling, this book is for you, your daughter, your mother, your sister, your friend. This is for the woman you hear crying next door and the friend who is stronger than she believes. This is for the girl that you once were and the woman that you will become. This is for your future child and your long-since gone grandmother. This book should be passed from kind hand to kind hand, and its journey should never end'


Extract from #Don'tGoFaster

The fragility of life takes my breath away. One step, one breath could so easily be our last. Yet we are all born to survive. Every instinct in our being is there to preserve us and keep us growing.

Often I feel like I am a character in a film. My character is being followed, pursued by a tiny infrared dot on my forehead. Whatever I do, wherever I go, the dot is always searching for me and I know that at some point, the trigger will pull and my curtains will come down.

Strangely, although I have been dodging this red dot for many years quite successfully, it surprisingly no longer scares me. Indeed, quite the opposite. It pushes me and pulls me. It challenges me, stretches me, it calms me and guides me. Because although I know I don’t control the hand that points the red dot or the fingers that will eventually pull the trigger, I believe that I will always remain one step ahead, until the moment I choose to take a step back or stop moving. And until that point, I know that I am the only person who is in control of the weaving path that I journey along.

To know and to understand the power that I have over the wonderful adven- ture that is my life, is liberating. And so too, darling, is yours for you. Does that not take your breath away?

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