Hi I'm Stacy!
Having always been a hard worker and a determined individual, it was very easy for me to overwork myself in a job I didn’t love. While I appreciated the financial stability that continuing in one role could provide, deep down I was stuck and hankering for a new way of living. I wanted to feel that I was living rather than merely existing.
Upon listening to my intuition, I moved to the UK on 2 years working holiday visa, a decision that opened my eyes to everything I had always wanted to experience. While daunting at times, I realised how happy travelling made me, and I blossomed as a person in ways I hadn’t expected, but truly cherished at each turn.
Once my visa was over, it was time for me to come home. While deep down I wasn’t ready to give up on this new lifestyle, it was difficult to ignore the overwhelming pressure from the world around me to move home, get a job and settle down now that I was in my 30s. I did as expected and landed a secure job, though it didn’t take long for shift work to consume my life again, making it difficult for me to spend cherished time with friends and family, or even to look after myself physically and emotionally.