What is it that I want from life? Its a big question isn’t it?
I don’t know how many times I have asked myself “what it is that I really want?” or even more so “What would make me happy?”
I have struggled with many things in my life, but none as much as the wondering about the answer to those questions. When I was diagnosed with severe mental health issues as a teenager, and was told I would have that to deal with all my life, it put in motion an intense desire to understand and overcome my mental health problems.
30+ years on, with a Masters in Psychology, Counselling and Neuro Pharmacology, and I am still working on those same questions. For the majority of my life I had a successful career in mental health. I worked with people who had dementia, learning disability, brain injury, addiction, and other mental health conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar and personality disorders. I managed multiple mental health services and also worked with forensic and probation cases. In other words I have gained a lot of knowledge and experience within the field of mental health.
I truly loved my work, and thought it was what I wanted to do. Sadly however my working life was cut short due to my own physical and mental health conditions. It was far from easy for me to adjust to a non working lifestyle, but now I wish I had done it much sooner.
I get to spend my days travelling in a campervan, with my beloved dog Sienna. I love nothing more than discovering beautiful places, walking along incredible beaches, reading great books, and tinkering with arts, crafts and photography.
This new lifestyle is funded by working online…….
Its a new dream life. It is a very different life that I live now, and it brings me great happiness and contentment. I feel like I have unlocked the secret I was searching for all this time.
Here on my blog, I simply share what I am doing. I hope it inspires others to create a life they want to live too!