10 years ago today, was the first day I woke up to freedom. It was the first day of not thinking I had a job to go to, or to do. I was wage-free.
I may well have been fairly well paid but my physical and mental health were in a bad way. I was losing the fight to keep going.
I had no idea how I was going to pay the bills, but my main concern was my health. Once that was on track, I knew I could think and focus more clearly.
I started to put into practice all that I had already learnt about complementary therapies and then started to learn some more.
I was then approached to be a freelance tutor, and so I had a new focus – to get my teaching qualification. And I did!
There have been some tough times, of that there is no doubt. There have been months when I hardly ate and yet times where I travelled to far off places. The beauty of self-employment is learning to ride those storms.
Of course, I would never have been able to do this without support of friends and family, then laterly people I met networking, of whom some have become friends too.
Most of all, I wouldn’t have survived without my range of clients within my portfolio career. My individual therapy clients, and my teaching/training and therapy corporate clients. I’ve had a varied bunch, that’s for sure. And, I’ve loved almost all of them, but learnt from them all.
There are various sayings I have adopted over the years:
Feal the Fear and Do It Anyway.
Just Do It!
Say Yes Then Work Out How.
You Dont Know Until You Try.
Motivation, Joy and Happiness Come From Within.
But in all honesty, if you have to make something work, you will.