I have never done anything like this before. It was all new to me and I must admit I was a bit cynical … thinking ‘let’s see how it goes’ kind of thing and not expecting much. I was recommended to speak to Dorothy by one of my friends who have attended a talk Dorothy was giving at her workplace.
It was actually really nice because when we first spoke I immediately felt relaxed and at ease. I remember thinking that it would be good to speak to the person who had not been involved in my life in any way.
It was like speaking to a friend who can see you with fresh eyes. Or a friend who doesn’t always agree with you which is so helpful. Or to a friend who doesn’t give you advice. It was good to have space to just talk, reflect and explore… I needed it. It was literally like speaking to a very good friend.
One of the most important things for me was to realise where my deflated mood and my indifference come from. It was good to know that it had nothing to do with my life or nothing to do with me. I learned about feelings and thoughts. I learned that thoughts always pass. I learned that I didn’t have to believe them!
Dorothy also helped me to see the positives in all that I have achieved. It all was completely invisible to me. I started celebrating my achievements and my life more. I also realised that I didn’t have to feel bad if I wanted to do something else… I was not married to my profession as such and had my whole life in front of me.
Lastly, I recognised that I have completely neglected domain of relationships.