What if one day could change your entire life?
For me that day was a cold Wednesday in February 2015, when I woke up and couldn’t get out of bed. I had worked 30 hours in shift work during the last week while studying fulltime and applying for a scholarship at Brown University.
But that morning a huge void filled my inside and asked me “Why are you even trying?”
I was 24 and I had driven myself into a burnout.
It was the most powerful experience I’ve ever been through because it made me realize how fragile life is, and how you can’t live on 130% and expect your body to just go with it.
It took me four years of therapy, life coaching and major life changes to be where I am today: living a life that I love.
I’m running my own business, living abroad in Helsinki, Finland, and getting constant support by my wonderful partner and friends.
A lot has changed since that day in February, but the most important lesson was this: I am not responsible for what life throws at me, but I’m responsible for how I react to it.
I’ve been a perfectionist and overachiever for most of my life because of what I was “supposed” to be.
Until I realized that it will never be enough for them anyways. So why live your life for them if you can live it for yourself?