Well what a long way I’ve come in just 2 and a half years!
From being extremely stressed with a job I was very passionate about but being completely overwhelmed and disheartened by more and more target driven objectives every week. My main solace was found in my love of holistic therapies and the very real sense of balance and well being that they could give to me and others. With a background as a mental health nurse, I guess I was always seeking to make people feel better and firmly believed that happiness provided a solid foundation for people to achieve so much more.
I desperately wanted to leave work but was very unclear what on earth I was going to do otherwise if I did!
I decided that if I announced my intention publicly, I would have no choice but to follow through with it, so in January 2012 I told my colleagues I was planning to go and follow my heart. And yes, they all thought I was mad-leaving a well paid, highly thought of, secure job at a time when the economy and job market couldn’t have been any more volatile!