Over the course of my adult life so far, I’ve navigated and facilitated moves with 1 husband and 3 children across 6 cities in 4 countries – moving house 12 times and schools 14.
As well as being a wife, mother, cheerleader, sounding board and domestic diva extraordinaire, I’ve been a:
- Property developer
- Freelance Copywriter
- Specialty Cupcake Baker
- Hospitality acquisitions explorer
- Cookery school franchise owner and operator
- Legal consultant and
- Barbecue restaurant co-creator and manager
Despite enjoying all these things, through it all was this feeling of shame and guilt that I was straying from finding and living my “one true purpose”.
Normal, well-intentioned questions like “So what are you up to now?” “What do you do?” “How are you keeping yourself busy?” filled me with a sense of dread and the feeling that I was not really adulting the way I should.
Honestly? I had this deep fear that my life would be filled with short lived projects and at the end of it my report card would read “Did not apply herself, could have done better”.
A sudden health scare that led to emergency surgery had me feeling like I was running out of time to get on with it.
So I did what I do when I’m unsure and I researched the heck out of it. Many (many!) hours, a few serendipitous moments and three life changing books later, I had a whole new realisation:
I was (as my kids would say) built different.
I was multi-passionate. (Knowing it was a “thing” brought me so much joy!)
Not only that, but there were ways of being that could allow me to create a life that encompassed ALL the things and throw out the concept of “my one thing”.
Mind. Officially. Blown!
I knew I wanted to help be a part of avoiding years of conflict, distress, frustration and overwhelm for others like me but I wasn’t quite sure how.
Then I discovered coaching and it was as if all the pieces of my life suddenly clicked into place.
That’s how Awesomely Adept was born.
It’s where I get to bring all of my experience, learnings, curiosity and passions to be your guide on your journey to finding your own puzzle piece click. Where you hopefully see that you’re immensely talented aka Awesomely Adept.