Whatever your dream, the life you desire really is the life you deserve to have
I've had an ordinary upbringing, but for most of my childhood I watched my parents struggle and I knew I didn't want that for myself.
When I left university with a degree in Psychology, I had dreams of helping others and making a difference.
But instead of following my heart, I was seduced by the security of a salary and I followed the conventional corporate path into a career in Marketing.
Even though I dreamed of more meaningful work, I lacked the confidence to believe I had enough to offer doing anything else and so I ended up in a career that left me feeling stuck and which ultimately I ended up hating.
For years, I suppressed an inner desire to live a different life in favour of the mainstream, because I didn't really know that it was possible to create something else and I was too scared to try in case I failed.
Pretty common, right?
I’m probably not alone on this one either…
On the outside, I had most of the boxes ticked: Good job, my own home, nice car and the material things that everyone told me I should want... but underneath the façade, I couldn’t shake the feeling that something was missing.
Then my life started to spiral.
From money worries to career challenges, relationship issues to general feelings of sadness, anxiety and at my worst points, depression.
I buried myself in my work, sometimes working 13-14 hour days in an effort to keep the feeling at bay, but it felt as if there was no escaping my reality and in the privacy of my own mind, I was deeply unhappy.
Eventually, I was physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted and I simply had nothing left to give.
I reached what was then my lowest point and I realised it had to stop.
I couldn’t continue living the way I’d been living and I had an inner knowing that I needed to look for the answers within, in order to be able to start moving forwards.
I muddled through trying to make life easier, learning tools for myself, doing courses and implementing what I'd learned day-by-day.
It wasn't pretty and it wasn't perfect. In fact, at times it was downright messy, but I couldn't be more grateful for this part of my journey when I look back now.
I began meditating and took up yoga and I started to really give a sh*t about my body and (more importantly to me at that point) my mind. I began reframing my experiences, creating more meaning for myself, changing my beliefs and breaking unhelpful patterns.
Over the course of a few years, I felt so much happier, more hopeful, optimistic about the future and I could breathe again, even though externally not that much had really changed..
The inner work had somehow made the external reality easier.
Along this journey of ‘personal development’, I began to reconnect with my dreams.
Dreams that saw me living a life of freedom, abundance, fulfillment, and FUN. Doing work I loved, that felt meaningful and fulfilling and that helped others. Waking up each day, feeling excited about the day ahead, with the ability to travel and have regular adventures and of strong, supportive relationships and friendships.
Dreams of changing my life and creating something that reflected who I was becoming and how much I had grown..
Yet even though I felt much happier in myself, I still hadn’t reached the point of believing I could truly create a different life.
And then, I had an experience that changed the course of my life forever…
5 years ago the sudden loss of my Dad and a terminal diagnosis for my Mum in the same year, changed my life completely in the blink of an eye and in ways that were irreparable.
I suddenly saw how fragile life is and that we never really know how long we have on this earth to do the things we dream of doing.
Perhaps that sounds morbid and uncomfortable, but I didn't see it that way.
This realisation was so significant for me, that I just knew in my heart that I couldn’t delay my dreams any longer, regardless of the outcome.
I decided I would rather be defeated by trying, than give up before I really knew what I was capable of.
For me, it wasn't enough to be sitting in an office, watching the clock every day, doing a job that I hated and that sucked the life out of me.
It wasn’t enough to be treading water and living pay cheque to pay cheque.
The material things no longer mattered and I wanted more meaningful experiences instead.
I was watching the hours, days, weeks, and YEARS of my life pass me by and I wasn't living - I was just existing.
I felt a deep sense of urgency to make real, bold changes to my life.
So I made a decision...
I decided to leave my old life and take a leap of faith that something bigger and better could be available to me, if I just trusted that it was possible.
I decided to put my own dreams first and start really living.
Fast forward to 2015 and my life had moved forwards in so many ways. I was living a life that was completely different to what I thought was possible, or that people told me was possible.
I travelled solo across SE Asia for 10 months, I learned to make jewellery and to explore aspects of my creative side that had previously been stifled, I was debt free and able to make choices from a place of desire rather than need and I felt alive and freer than ever before, even though there were things in my life that were challenging and painful.
Then, whilst navigating some difficult emotions associated with my Mum's fast deterioration from her illness, I discovered something called coaching and it was as if someone switched on a light and I could see clearly.
I realised I had been doing what I was meant to be doing for years, but up until this point I had only been doing it for my own self-improvement!
Suddenly I had my answer.
I understood that there was a purpose for the challenges I’d been experiencing and that in coaching myself, building my own resilience, strength and self-belief, I could help others to do the same, so they could live a different life too and free themselves from the burden of this stressful world that we live in.
I'm here to help you to navigate the journey of change quicker and easier than I did.
I’m here to be a supportive ear and a knowledgeable resource for overcoming the challenges that life can throw at us, so you can weather the storms with grace and confidence.
I'm here to show you tools that you can use to take ownership of your life, your fulfillment and the direction you're heading, so you can take your power back and believe in yourself.
I’m here to help you to up-level and enhance all areas of your life, whilst overcoming the patterns and beliefs that are getting in the way or keeping you stuck
I’m here to show you that it is possible (and safe) to have a different life
I’m here to unlock the confidence and self-belief within you, so that you can blossom into who you were always meant to be and experience happiness daily.
My purpose is to help you to live your best life... Every-day.
Everything is possible
Since leaving my old life five years ago, I’ve had to push past my own self-imposed barriers and squash my limiting beliefs regularly, but at the same time, I've discovered a sense of purpose and a passion for all that life has to offer.
I love waking up and feeling excited to face the day, full of optimism and ready for whatever experience might be in store.
If you’re not feeling excited about the life you’re living, then maybe it’s time to make a change?
My role is to help you:
To find the courage to stop compromising.
To step outside of your comfort zone.
To push past (and heal) fears and patterns that don’t serve you.
To connect with what truly makes you happy.
To build a life beyond expectation and limitation.
To really live your best life - whatever that may look like.
So what are you waiting for?...
Book in a free call with me today and let's discuss how I can help you.
This is a no obligation opportunity for us to explore where you are right now, where you'd like to get to and what's currently getting in the way. It gives us a chance to see if we're a good fit to work together.