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Taking control of your life.
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An excerpt from life radio’s broadcaster that may help some to put into perspective taking control of life choices…
SHOW 68 : IT’S MY LIFE NOT YOURS (Letters of thanks)

Hello I’m Tommy Hill and welcome to another chat with the world’s favourite Aunty, Aunty Bronwyn…

Hello Aunty Bronwyn how are you?

Aunty Bronwyn, we have had quite a response from our listeners concerning taking ownership of their lives and not allowing others to “hijack” any situation and turn it around to suite themselves. These are a few letters that I’ve picked out from our mailbags in response to earlier broadcasts. I think these are quite inspirational so I’d like to read them out.

Q1. Aunty Bronwyn Robin writes in to say. Aunty Bronwyn I’m gay and have been wanting to tell my parents for some time. After hearing one of your shows on taking ownership I thought here goes. So I told my parents, it didn’t go down well, but my saving grace was your advice, as my parents spoke only of how it affected them. So I said this is my life not yours, if you need time to get to grips with it you have the rest of your life I have to live it every day. Then I said if you are not happy because I’m happy then there is something wrong here. It shocked them somewhat, but it worked and I have to say things are OK now (well nearly) and I feel so much better. Thank you so much Aunty Bronwyn, you’re my hero.

Q2. Aunty Bronwyn Abal writes in. She says : Aunty Bronwyn, I’m an Arab girl and I broke away from home some time ago and live on my own. I have a very good job and travel quite extensively. I have met a wonderful white Christian man whom I adore and he loves me too. Life together is just wonderful. I knew I was going to have arguments about this with my family, but I heard at a friend’s house your programme on taking ownership. So I thought here goes. It’s a case of my life with this fabulous man or a life of perpetual winging with my family, it’s their choice and decision to respect me and not me to follow their orders. I told them the situation, they predictably went mad, so I said what I wanted to say which shocked them, I told them they don’t love me and are selfish and I’m not here to be a puppet to their desires. I walked out. It is sad, and I feel sad. But you know what would be more sad is living in regret for the rest of my life. When I got home and was greeted by my gorgeous man I knew I had made the right decision and just burst into tears. Life is too short to play games and be miserable for anyone. I feel I’m a lucky Asian girl to break free from the stupidity of old evil cultures that provide no comfort for anyone. Thank you Aunty Bronwyn I’m sure you have helped many more people focus on what is good for them in their life and what real love is all about.

Q3. I have a letter here from Dan who writes in to say. Aunty Bronwyn I have always been a very quiet person, and for that I’ve been put upon or made fun of wherever I have been. Not bullied but just taken advantage of or left out of things. I listened purely by chance to your programme on “taking ownership” and it seemed so simple, that it was just a mind adjustment I had to make, no great speeches or shouting matches, just a few choice words here and there, and I thought “I can do this”. So I did, it still took a bit of psyching myself up, but I responded to those who had made such comments by asking them why they did it and so on. And it worked a treat. Not everyone took it on board but it made me feel at last I’m in charge of me and not someone else. Thank you so much Aunty Bronwyn, my life has opened up and I’m enjoying it, and others are viewing me differently. I’m your number one fan now Aunty Bronwyn thanks once again. Big kiss. Dan.

Q4. I have a letter here from Peter who says. Aunty Bronwyn I have a good job but there are so many office politics and sharks in the company who try get at you for any little thing. Because I didn’t respond everyone thought I was “fair game” and used me as a scapegoat. A mate of mine told me of your programme on “taking ownership” and it just hit me hard as to what I had to do. Just simple steps that I needed to take in the right place and make sure that what I said was known by others too. I did just that, I thought hard as to what I wanted to say and did it in the fashion you suggested. It worked. I was summonsed immediately and I said what you suggested. It’s amazing how those big voices crumbled instantly as their HR record has a blemish and I’m certainly not frightened anymore to say what I have to say, if I have to. Thank you Aunty Bronwyn you have no idea what your advice has done to brighten my life up. Thank you so much.

Q5. Aunty Bronwyn. Jennifer writes in to say. I’ve more or less looked after my elderly parents for quite some time now. I’ve sacrificed much to do this but the bottom line is it was my choice. My parents have always been demanding and I suppose where I am now is partly because of a weakness on my part not standing up to them. I’ve met a really nice man and I’m enjoying life for the first time, I can’t tell you how I feel. My best friend one evening said listen to this, it was your show on “taking charge”. I was wracked with pre-guilt as to what or how my parents would react when I told them I was not going to be there 24/7. But after your programme and advice I just knew what the scenario would end up like and armed with my boyfriend as support I went ahead and broke the news. Well, all hell let loose, but I rose to the occasion and said this is it take it or leave it, you’ve had a good life I want one too now and walked out. I turned as you suggested everything back on to them and it worked. Aunty Bronwyn I not only have this lovely man I have a life too, I can’t thank you enough, I am telling all my friends about you. Overnight I’m at last a start in my own show, something that should have happened a long time ago. Thank you again Aunty Bronwyn…

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