Maybe you need to lose who you were to find out who you are...
In 2016, I was a Sales Assistant making a lot of money (especially for my age and definitely more than anybody else I knew around me), but to be honest, I didn't enjoy it at all. I loved the people I worked with and I was really good at my job (hence the income amount) but I was stressed all of the time, I worked way too many hours and dreaded going there every single day. I was almost always burnt out and genuinely did not enjoy life. At the time, I just thought the money was the most important thing.
At that point, my income was more important than myself.
Then the universe came crashing into my life, quite literally with a car accident causing a life-long back injury.
I was on bed-rest for a few months and didn't work for 13 months, which means I lost my job.
I had literally lost my entire identity at that point. I didn't have an income and my mental health spiraled like crazzzzzy. Everything seemed like absolute sh*t.
But after losing myself for a few months and really hitting rock bottom (with my physical health, mental health, financially and in my relationships!), I realised what I truly wanted and guess what? Now I'm living it. I started studying and haven't stopped, I own two businesses, I have a beautiful family and I would absolutely consider myself successful in every single aspect of my life.
And as a side note... I'm making the same money for a lot less hours, sweat, tears and stress. Losing yourself isn't always a bad thing.
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Certified Counsellor & Mental Health Coach