I haven't always been successful. My early life was challenging and it has been a tough journey of change.
As a small child I suffered the impacts of living with an alcohol dependent father, who subsequently died as a result of his dependency when I was just 9 years old. Although I didn’t know it at the time, this was going to have a huge influence on the way that I saw the world.
Throughout my teens and early twenties, my mental health and wellbeing was left in almost complete darkness as a result of my early childhood traumas.
I left school with strong grades, but sadly they were overshadowed by my own growing struggles with alcohol as my mental health continued to spiral out of control.
At 24 years, my life was at the jumping off point. In every way that society suggests, I had failed at life and I had absolutely no idea why. I felt completely alone and believed I could no longer go on.
Reaching the literal belief that there was no way out, I was forced to look deep within myself and this is when my life began to change.
Recognising the power of focusing my view inwards, I began to realise the sense of freedom that came from self knowledge and found ways of discovering things about myself that could elevate my life at dramatic speeds.
Finding the charity Nacoa and becoming a helpline councillor there, I began to hone in on my 'Purpose' of helping others. I started sharing my experiences on a more public level and recognising the values in what I had found in myself.
Today I have discovered a freedom from within that has propelled me into alignment with my core values of helping other people discover their own powers with their own freedom from within.