I am the good girl who always did the right thing, always kept her head down and followed the expected path. I was top of my class at school (valedictorian for you Americans out there), I went to Oxford, I did my masters degree at the university where Kofi Annan studied, and I got a great job at top multi-national Procter & Gamble. And yet.
Something was missing. On many levels I loved my job; I had fantastic opportunities for someone who was so junior in their career, I learned so much (at least in the beginning), and I worked with some amazing people. At the same time I felt that I had ended up there accidentally; I was on some kind of conveyor belt and deep down I just didnt want to be there and after a while that became soul destroying.
So in 2013, I left the apparent security of a full-time job to work independently, pursue my passions, and make sure that I dont have any big regrets when Im sitting in that rocking chair in the retirement home in years to come.
Everything youve ever wanted is one step outside your comfort zone.
Today, I am re-defining what success looks like for me, and helping others do the same.
Now I am not here to persuade you to follow the same path as me.
The point is that you have a choice, its up to you to define and then create the life that you want and Im here to support you in doing so.