I am a free spirit in her late 30s who lives in North Hertfordshire.
I love to express myself in a myriad of ways and one of these is writing.
Many people see their occupation or profession as central to their identity. For me, having always never really known what career is best for me, I don’t see this as healthy. For starters, a high proportion of workers work to live, not live to work. Work is called “work” for a reason. The things you do in your spare time can say more about you than what you do 9 ’til 5. When I once attended a Brahmin meeting (I am not particularly religious or spiritual, I’m open minded), one pearl of wisdom I took from it was not to define yourself to external things that are subject to change. Values and beliefs are an essential part of you, however as you go through life these evolve with increased experience and knowledge.
Having a passion for Psychology, I am familiar with the complexity of us humans. I personally battle with fear. I believe it’s fear that has held me back from being the person I want to be. It’s key to why I haven’t had a career as such and why I’ve not reached anywhere near my potential. It’s fear that has held me back in finding a compatible partner to be with. Fear of failure and a fear of success. Fear of rejection. Fear of heartbreak. In Susan Jeffer’s book, “Feel the fear and do it anyway”, she says we are never free from fear. Every time you break out of your comfort zone, you will feel fear.
Breaking out of my comfort zone is important to me. The longer I go without trying something new or meeting new people, the more scary the outside world becomes.