It's been a while since I sat down to write a blog. I asked myself why and the answer was 'change'. This year has been very tough financially and that impacted everything, including my mental wellbeing with the fear of not being able to pay bills hovering in my consciousness 24/7. My usual positive outlook on life struggled to keep afloat. It came to a head around May and I knew I would have to make significant changes in my life. Hindsight is a wonderful thing but I know now that this crisis gave me an opportunity to review what I was doing.
I won't go into every decision I made but I decided to get a 'bread and butter' job so that the never ending pressure of having enough clients wouldn't be an issue. In May I began as a supply teacher with Moray Council. Teaching 2 -3 days a week gives me the security I have been missing. The constant worry of having enough clients and wellbeing work has lessened considerably. The heavy weight I had been carrying on my shoulders has gone. The difference is palpable.
In addition, the Universe has rewarded me with new clients and new opportunities in my business! I have several new younger clients, more four footed clients and new online clients, as well as more schools wanting me to share my 'Building Resilience and Creating a Positive Mindset' programmes and one school has even asked me to support them as they begin to integrate learning in the outdoors into their school curriculum. Being able to combine my experience and training to support so many people is very gratifying.
I share this because I know that many people are struggling with finances just now. It's not always easy to embrace change but 'when you change your thinking, you change actions, when you change your action, you change your future.' I have found this to be true.
If you are struggling just now, please get in touch so that we can work together to dissolve fear and worry and embrace change.
Thank you for reading this far! AndBreathe... is a very exciting venture and I am glad you have joined me on the journey!