My mum was diagnosed with stage 4 Ovarian Cancer and my dad received a confirmed diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease.
In the years that followed I continued in my career. Focusing all my energy on progressing through the ranks so that I could earn enough money to support my parents, should the worst happen.
That was until the COVID-19 pandemic caused my role, at the time, to be made redundant. Which completely changed my perspective on how I had been spending my time and what I had been focusing my energy on.
While looking for a new job, in 2020. I took the time to really think about what I wanted to, “spend the rest of my life doing”. By using the skills I had developed from my career pursuits I began building two businesses that would allow me to follow my many different passions. For the rest of my life.
Comparing where I am to where I want to be. Or where I perceive others to be. Has been the biggest enemy of my progress.
I was in my early twenties when I first discovered Desiderata by Max Ehrmann. I was in my first managerial position and I was struggling to understand why the person I was training, wasn’t as able as I was at my previous role.
“If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself”
I would read that line every morning and every night, as an attempt to keep myself grounded. It was easy to use to humble myself when I envisioned myself as the “greater person” but it wasn’t until many years later. When I began to perceive myself as the “lesser person”, that I truly understood the message within the text.
If there is something to learn or discover, sign me up. Creativity flows through me, I love all of the arts. And have a strong desire to understand the how, what, why and when