I was 39 when the best and worst thing to ever happen to me, happened.
What was that ‘thing’? It was being diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS/M.E.).
Why was it the worst thing? Because it temporarily stopped my life. Because it threw such a curve ball that I didn’t know how anything would ever be the same again. And because it was scary.
Why was it the best thing? Because, nine years later, I can look back at that time and honestly feel gratitude for the lessons it taught me. I can feel love for the people who supported me, and are still in my life. And, most of all, I know that I will never take my health for granted – ever again.
So this is sounding like there must be a good news story here somewhere – right? And there is! I’m delighted to be able to share that, although it was a long and – at times – frustrating journey. Nine years later, I’m feeling great and life is good.
And this brings me to the best bit of all… now that I’m feeling so much stronger and healthier, I’m following my dream (and my own advice!) and leaving my business leadership role to start my own venture. The corporate world has been good to me – it gave me the security and support I desperately needed when I was at my lowest. And it allowed me to craft my coaching skills. But it’s time to break free and let my heart lead me in a new direction.
And so, here I am! Taking all of the experiences I’ve had to date, wrapping some new qualifications around them, and launching this new venture to provide guidance and support to people who would like me to help them achieve their goals.
There’s so much more to talk about, but I’ll save that for another day.