It’s not easy. You won’t like everything you find. But I bet you’ll be better off for doing the work.
3 years ago, a mental health crisis landed me in psychiatric inpatient care. In my mind, I’d hit rock bottom. For years I’d maintained a high-performing professional-ish mask, while ignoring down the scary parts of my psyche. Volatility, self-sabotage, suicidal ideation, unhealthy impulsiveness...
I was running from it, secretly ashamed for feeling, blaming myself. I made the impulsive decision to quit my stressful, secure, high-level job to follow a dream.
Inevitably, when I slowed down, the scary parts caught up.