Once upon a time, I thought I knew what I wanted to do.
Back in 2018-2019, I was a trainee teacher learning to teach Religious Education in secondary schools. Fresh from my undergraduate degree, I believed I could fulfil my purpose by becoming a teacher and educating the next generation.
But halfway through the year, in March 2019, I had an unexpected health crisis, and I developed chronic pelvic pain that I carry with me to this day. The initial experience completely threw me and I struggled to recover my momentum. Through sheer willpower, I managed to crawl through the rest of the training year and pass my teaching qualification.
But my confidence had taken a severe nosedive. I decided that I wasn't in a good place to start a full-time teaching job, so I set out to get a diagnosis for my new condition.
To cut a very long story short, about 18 months and a whole pandemic later I was finally diagnosed with endometriosis in January 2021. By that point, I realised that a teaching career was unsustainable for me. So, I turned away from what I thought I wanted to do and looked at what I actually wanted to do.
I decided to start writing, a passion of mine that I held from a young age. That small inspiration blossomed into my business during the course of 2021. What started as a hobby during my youth became a serious full-time career for me.
It took me a while to build my confidence and self-esteem back to where it was before I fell ill. But now, after working with other businesses for over a year, I realised I can help business owners improve their confidence in themselves and their businesses.
It all starts with writing a story ... and showing the world the value you have to offer.