Ten years ago my life was nothing like it is today. I was living with burnout following a roller coaster of a year. I was sad, angry, paranoid, lonely
and afraid of what the future held. If only I’d have known then what I know now.
The last ten years have taken me on quite a journey but the destination has sure been worth it. The details of this journey will be shared in my second
(to be published in the autumn) book. It will chronicle my journey through recovery, how I dealt with the burnout, the debt, the weight gain and
feeling of hopelessness at every turn.
All this said I am now finally looking forward to moving into the fast lane in 2020. I have, since 2010 often felt like an imposter not wanting to
shout about who I am and what I have achieved for fear of judgement, however this is about to change.
Following a conference talk I did last week to a group of Health Support Workers I was met with so many words of thanks for sharing my story; I have
to say it took me a while to get to the lunch table. I was told I was inspirational, motivational and that by listening to me they had realised
they needed to slow down and do some re-evaluation their life / work balance. One lady however stopped me in my tracks when she said ‘ Thank you,
because of you I have just rang my doctor, I am seeing him later as I just can’t go on like this any longer’ – I had indeed achieved my aim which
To help someone in every audience whether they read my book, a blog or indeed if they hear me speak at an event not to go where I went.
In 2020 I will be looking to move on out there with my message, I want it to be heard so that I can reach out to as many which in turn will assist
them before the burnout takes hold.
Watch out next year as I move myself across into the fast lane, to reach more people than ever before, to help more people than ever before and to
inspire more people than ever before.
I believe I have a message to share, I am looking to shine brighter in 2020 to show others there is always hope. I am no longer in fear of doing this,
is it the right thing to do?
Well I will let you be the judge of that!