When you’ve been to the edge of life and have nothing to lose, you think “why the hell not” and realise you have everything to gain !!
There are so many of us who are deep but don’t feel comfortable to share and you know who suffers the most? Young people in the school system who are trying to make sense of their emotions, those who feel deeply but aren’t getting the support they need.
In some cases, this will lead to suicide because people no matter who they are, young or old, rich or poor, straight or gay cannot cope or have the tools or skills yet to deal with the intensity of it.
If I can help or inspire just a handful of people through the words I share, through the work I do to help them find meaning and a sense of purpose in their everyday so they don’t have to live a life just settling in a World that’s sick, constantly wandering “what if”?” – It would make me truly happy. For me, that would be success.
After being hospitalised during my HSC year at 17 and then again at 18 and losing all my friends and who I thought I was within that year, I felt so alone and really fucking angry on a mission to seek answers.
Answers that I couldn’t find from doctors, psychologists or counsellors (and I went to several including other healers and therapists) about what the actual fuck happened to me, why and how can I prevent it from happening again. I would only be met with blank stares.
So I stopped trying to get help & went inward and found a lot of answers there throughout the years. Only a few people know the actual story of what happened to me over a decade ago and even fewer actually get it. And one day when I find peace and closure with it all, I will write a book.
The next level of my journey has really only just begun.
As My spiritual coach put it, “It’s like you’ve been spiritually orphaned, a lost wanderer trying to find your home”.
During the years that followed my hospital experience and in my desperate attempt to find a reason to want to wake up, get out of bed and live, I discovered Yoga and Natural Therapies and even became a massage therapist because I so wanted to help heal others.
My healing journey began only to realise years later I’m just a lost soul trying to find my place, in huge need of real spiritual guidance. But I wasn’t ready. I still had a long way to go, fucking hard challenges I had to face before I was ready to fully open up and really do the work required to get aligned and anchored to my truth. And the work continues but I now feel at home, like I am at a place where I feel a sense of belonging.
A few years later (3 years ago now) after graduating from Uni, I found the thing that gave me purpose. I found healing through my writing and sharing my story which has led to further growth and opportunities.
Having directly experienced the consequence of long-term chronic stress & illness, I just don’t believe there’s any point in pursuing work that makes you miserable and sick. Some people don’t get it & it is just an unreachable fantasy because they haven’t been to the edge of life yet.
I continue to pursue the work that lights me up because I have experienced that darkness to the point of near death. It really is amazing what you attract when you’re courageous enough to go where your passion is, when you do what you love and not give up following the things that inspire you.
It’s in that moment when you’re at the edge of life, stripped away of the beautiful yet simple things in life you once took for granted, you realise you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. I get it and I understand the pain, the joy, the challenges one goes through when you choose this path.
That is why It’s my mission to help others feel aligned to their purpose and what lights them up and share their message and story with confidence so that they can make a meaningful impact through the work they’re most passionate about ❤️