I know the difference between doing a job just for the wonga, and doing something that really brings happiness (yes, work can and does do that!). And that's why I'm here doing this, because I'm passionate about helping others find & develop fulfilling careers too.
But it wasn't always like this. To get here I had to face up to what wasn't working: the stuff everyone else seemed to be doing, the corporate career ladder, the mortgage ladder, the juggling childcare & rushing around like a blue arsed fly. I was doing all the things I was supposed to be doing at my age. The problem? It wasn't me! But it took me some difficult times, some tears, and some help to realise and accept that. And it took some courage to walk a different path.
So, I swapped the office job for being self employed & spending more time with my son, & back in summer 2018 we swapped the house & mortgage for a narrowboat. But it's not just the big stuff that's changed, it's so many other little things too, I got clear on my values and swapped conformity & convention for freedom, fulfilment & connection.
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