2 years today I quit my job & flew to Bali...
Little did I know, I was walking right into a pandemic.
I'd had an amazing career in recruitment, but honestly the balance was off and I knew I had to do something radically different.
I'd made over a £1million in profits for another business and had decided it was time for me to put my efforts into my own business this time!
Not to mention, I wasn't looking after myself properly, working all hours and rarely took a moment to breathe. Honestly I was burnt out and I needed change, fast.
I spent my time in Bali training for my yoga teacher training, learning about meditation, and spending every single day working on myself, for myself.
But I also had the knowing that the methods of yoga and meditation used in the Eastern world could have a profound effect on bringing more calm and joy to the Western world. That's exactly what I planned to do with Sancti Wellness!
It was, and still is my goal to bring wellness to the workplace through employee wellbeing and employee engagement strategies that were fresh, new and exciting!
It felt amazing, I felt empowered and so excited to start my business.
But once I got back to the UK, everything changed.
My business plan for Sancti Wellness was largely around going into offices to teach yoga and bring wellness to the workplace. This quickly changed to online Zoom classes.
I'm so grateful I was able to "carry on" in some way. Many didn't have the same privilege.
But boy did I jump in at the deep end.
I had no idea how to run an online business... let alone navigate a pandemic. It felt scary, and it was totally different to what I'd planned.
But now, 2 years later having an online business has allowed me to live and work in Ibiza.
I feel so grateful to be able to work with companies all over the world to bring wellness to the workplace, reduce stress and bring smiles onto peoples faces every single day.
I had no idea my "redundant" business plan would be replaced with a much better one that I would have never been able to plan for.
It took me months of learning and what felt like a huge struggle to get where I am now and really accept that.
I think what I'm trying to get across with this story, is sometimes your plan will go totally down the drain.
You can plan things to the max, but you just never know what will be around the corner.
It might feel painful and difficult what you're left to "deal with", but sometimes without realising it can be the best thing for you.
Sometimes it really is best to release control and allow things to unfold naturally.
So then 2022, let's see what the rest of this year has in store for me without realising it 👀