As a child, I experienced every emotion under the sun, and regularly. When I look back, my early life was a tumultuous one of highs and lows. With that came times of deep, deep sadness, of shame, embarrassment, and of anger. Sadly, at that time, I don't remember a lot of joy, but I do know it was there, I just wasn't able to focus on it.
I try to be healthy, but reality is, I struggle at times. Having always had a sweet tooth (whatever that's about), I can easily fall back into old habits. What's interesting though, is that the older I get, the more sensitive I have become to certain foods. Is anyone nodding?
When something plays on your mind for a very long time, and I'm talking years, the sense of relief that comes from finally making a decision is massive. Recently I've been in this place, and I'm sure you have been at times too. It's very real for many of us.
Pretty much all of my life I have suffered from depressive episodes. Some more intense than others. Some lasting longer than others. But each time I have been able to find my way out of these low moods. At times, taking to my bed for hours, days or sometimes off and on for weeks, pausing and reflecting always gives me the space to find my own answers.
Working as much as we do these days is not what we were designed to do. When we take time out, our mind, body and soul benefits. With the change of focus and the pleasure that comes from the enjoyment of doing something we love, we are recharged.
For as long as I can remember I have loved to write. And, for even longer, I have had an innate need to express my thoughts and feelings. In my younger years, the latter got me into strife on many occasions in an era when children were to be seen and not heard.
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As I start to build my new blog, brand and book, I am seeing the benefits of everything I have learned. Not only in the last eight years in business, but from my corporate career, from life experiences, and from perceived failures. I say perceived failures for good reason: This is the way I can view them or not.
From the outside, it may look like I'm a doer, and that is mostly accurate. But, procrastination does play a part in my life too. Even though I get on and get things done, when it comes to bigger decisions, I can be super-slow at getting my act together. And this, can be a big drain on my energy.
Sometimes life has strong messages for us doesn't it. Like, really strong messages. This week I've been making some pretty big decisions about my future and I'm excited. A couple of weeks ago I decided to work a little bit over the weekend. Nothing major; just tidy some things up so I'm free to focus on the next chapter.
Kathryn is focused on living life without regrets. By sharing her personal journey she hopes to inspire others to live a life they truly want to live. She was brought up in rural New Zealand and is from a family of eight. After a lengthy corporate career in executive support, administration management and training, then as a business owner, Kathryn is now following her greatest passion of