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I've been super lucky to have been picked up by so many online and print publications over the years, it's always nice sharing my story. This month I'm in one of Marie Claire's features "The best thing that happened to me this year!" When I was contacted I said that I think it was losing my job! Not something you would normally consider "the best" haha.
“When I was made redundant from my marketing job in August, I was devastated. But I realised hitting the bottom means you can climb up. These past few months, I’ve been able to concentrate on myself ... and figure out what I want. The best is yet to come.”
Since my brain aneurysm I really do see things in a different light. It is very common for people to change their views after surviving a near death experience, and losing my job was well, just another challenge to overcome.
I loved my job, I loved what I did and I loved my team. When it was all taken away from me for no good reason earlier this year, I was devastated. But after a few weeks of feeling sorry for myself I got up and thought "I've survived so much worse than this" and just gave myself an imaginary slap in the face!
Since then I have turned down multiple offers, been on too many interviews to count and have now launched a business with 2 co-founders in the tech space. I'm currently earning much much less of what I used to, but everything happens for a reason and I am looking towards the future rewards - and it excites me!
Life can change in an instant. I know this for a fact and I truly understand that NOTHING is promised. Please do what you love, or enjoy what you do. If you find yourself in a toxic place - GET OUT, life's too short <3