12 Jan Are you a career Gypsy?
My mum calls me a career gypsy. I have worked my way through more than twenty jobs and four major career changes.
I’ve run play groups for children, worked with adolescents with eating disorders, been a clinical nutritionist at the prestigious Harley Street Clinic in London, and a public health strategist in three diverse London boroughs as well as the beautiful district of Himachal Pradesh in the foothills of the Himalayas in India.
Hand on heart I loved all my jobs – until I didn’t. Before I knew it, my interests and passions started taking me in a completely different direction.
I must admit, I loved throwing myself into a completely new field. I found it refreshing and stimulating. Beginner’s mind is like a sponge and I thrived on that. But it also caused me a great deal of anxiety. I used to ask myself, ‘Is this normal? Is there something wrong with me?’
I was not like my colleagues – talented, settled, progressing, sought-after experts, climbing the ladder to the very top. ‘Isn’t that what was supposed to happen to me?’ I was jealous, feeling I was lagging behind.
At times, I felt disappointed in myself. The desperate voice in my head was nagging me, ‘Not again! Where the hell are you going?’ In all honesty, I didn’t know. I wanted to have a deeper purpose in life. I wanted to feel fulfilled.
My journey has taken me through many career landscapes. I drove my gypsy caravan through the bare terrain of burnout and the hollow lands of depression. I even went where the devil sleeps and nearly sold my soul by giving up. But my soul did not give up on me.
When I look back, I realise that everything I have done has been on purpose. Every single step of my journey unfolded exactly as it should – all on purpose. It couldn’t be any other way.
Since I realised that true fulfilment starts within and grows from there, I have been living closer to the land, planting seeds, watching them grow, watering them, tending to the buds and enjoying the miracle of flourishing.
I now help people on their journey from burnout to flourishing.
Are you a career gypsy? Have you had many job and career changes? How many? Have you been thinking, ‘Not again! Where the hell am I going?’
Or are you the complete opposite? Have you settled into a position that is comfortable and easy, but feel anxious that you are not reaching your full potential?
Have you been wondering what your purpose is? Have you been looking for a deeper sense of fulfilment? If you have, let’s talk.
I help career gypsies get clear on where they are going. I help them understand where their anxieties come from and celebrate every turn on their journeys. I help those sitting in comfy career armchairs to get up, face their fears and start dancing to the music of their heart.
You are ready. Your time is NOW.
I look forward to hearing from you,
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