These experiences were so inspiring that I went on to complete my studies in social work and became a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers. I worked with women prisoners, assisting them in making better choices and moving on from past mistakes.
Externally everything was perfect, but internally I was miserable. I doubted my life choices and kept feeling that something was missing. I couldn’t quite put a finger on the problem – but there seemed to be a gaping void. An inner darkness that sucked in my happiness, filled me with anxiety and affected my work and my relationships. I had a classic case of quarter life crisis – on the threshold of adulthood, unsure of where life was taking me; I was lost, scared and lonely.
So what did I do? Something rather drastic. I quit my job, packed my things and went travelling for 18 months. And no – I wasn’t doing guided tours in posh hotels. Instead, I went hiking through the jungles of Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Georgia, Armenia, Greece and Turkey. Sleeping in a tent, in rawness of nature, completely out of my comfort zone – I rediscovered myself.
When I tested myself, pushing through self-conceived limitations, I was able to conquer the darkness within. Overcoming my fears helped me reduce stress, build fulfilling relationships and become comfortable with myself. Self-love and self-satisfaction bought happiness and peace of mind.
Now, I want to share my journey with you. I have been where you are - unsure, unhappy and plagued with self-doubt. But let me assure you – you do not have to be alone. I am here to help you find yourself. In my decade long career, empowering numerous women like you – I can guarantee one thing – You can do it.
Connect with me today to share your story, find inspiration and regain balance. I am always available to chat!