Stories like this are never linear, and thankfully all my frustration had lead me down one very helpful path: personal development. It was the one thing I was really passionate about – I loved understanding myself & the world around me. But here’s the irony: as my personal growth really deepened & matured, I felt even more
disconnected to my career. Because I’m a person who wants to feel connected with the world around me, I was struggling to see that connection in my corporate job. That was when I realised I was living my life in two worlds: the outer Nicola – successful, ambitious and responsible & the inner Nicola – connected, reflective and spiritually focussed. This tension was causing me more stress than my job itself! Because I was so completely confused and tired, toward the end of 2016 I decided to take some time out – a sabbatical of sorts – to reflect, restore & figure out a way forward. But it didn’t go as easily as I expected, and only at my lowest point – the point where I had given up all effort & resigned myself to the fact that I may never
find anything that would fulfil me, I had a breakthrough.
“The answer had been inside of me all along. I couldn’t believe it.”