Following a 20 year professional career, I left my full time job with the aim of developing a new freelance career. Instead, I rapidly lost my very sense of self. Without my realising it, my career had become a core expression of my self-worth and suddenly, a fissure had opened up between what I “did” and who I “was”?
I was overcome with doubt; if I stripped away all my professional identity, would I disappear?
I realised that I needed to create a space into which my future could emerge. Space to explore WHAT creates purpose in my life and HOW to express my identity through the work that I do.
This is what I discovered along the way…