My priorities and identity shifted from
career in my twenties
carer in my thirties.
It was a significant and challenging adjustment.
Career to carer.
From two decades studying then achieving and progressing in the corporate world, to a decade of caring.
Caring for my young children and caring for Mick with terminal brain cancer.
Caring for myself as I became a new mother, a carer and then grieving young widow.
Caring for my parents as my father declined due to Alzheimers.
Although there was much going on, I asked myself am I doing enough? Who am I? Shouldn’t I also be achieving and contributing more to the world? Continuing on with my career?
Listening within while
- practicing yoga,
- time with dear friends
- meeting my counsellor
- and sitting quietly with a cup of tea,
gave me clarity, courage and conviction.
I was doing more than enough.
Love for and being present for
and my family
was what it was all about.
What it is all about.
I could and would return to my career and contribute to the community again in time. In a way that resonated with me.
Now I am contributing to the community as a celebrant.
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