Announcing the Proud Arrival of My Grit Journal

Announcing the Proud Arrival of My Grit Journal

I initially started writing Mrs Brown’s Blogs to make sense of my son’s leukaemia diagnosis in January 2016.  I wrote because I couldn’t talk.  I interacted because I couldn’t listen.  I shared because it was tearing me up inside.  In a unique twist of turns, My Grit Journal is a sequel to this terrible turn of events.  My Grit Journal was written because I found the strength to talk again.  My Grit Journal is the product of listening and working with a variety of children, young people and adults.  My Grit Journal will be published on 29th June 2018;  you will find my tools for change throughout the journal.

I have always wanted to write a book which has surprised me because English was not a subject I pursued academically.  As an avid reader of books focussed on social and cultural anthropology, I have always strived to understand human behaviour better and work with others towards a more positive and purposeful future.

My Grit Journal is a product of this reading and the outcome of working with diverse communities of children and adults in the last 20 years.  The one thing that I have noticed over the years is that many people never achieve what they should because they believe:

  • ‘I can’t’ rather than ‘I can”
  • Making mistakes should be avoided
  • Success is rooted in a natural ability

With this in mind, I wanted to empower people to be the best they can and give them a tool to help them achieve it.  My Grit Journal is full of activities to help develop the grit needed to adopt an attitude of success, embrace challenge and goal-set for change.  This what helped me through those early, dark and harrowing days when Felix was diagnosed.  It is what empowered me to keep looking towards a positive future, a future designed for me and my family.

I would welcome any help you can offer at all to get My Grit Journal to the masses – any shameless plugging, celebrity tagging or good old chatting would really be appreciated.

Thank you, as always, for your unfaltering support.



  • Clive Matthews
    Posted at 13:15h, 27 June Reply

    Good luck with this project, Kerry, you deserve it!

    • mm
      Kerry Brown
      Posted at 21:24h, 06 July Reply

      Thank you!

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