This post comes with a heavy heart of gratitude, contentment and warm fuzzies. Perhaps it’s the pain killers talking 😂 or perhaps it’s a reminder of all the good things but it feels great to be back! 💕
Following a toxic and stressful existence in a new job this year, I took a break from Insta and my fitness routine in an effort to hide from the stress of bullying and anxiety. I wasn’t sleeping, I wasn’t eating and everything felt like an overwhelming ambush on my being - a false coping mechanism 🙅🏻♀️ Thankfully my other life as a classical singer presented me an opportunity to tour Europe and London for a month which I embraced with welcome arms during May and June. During this trip I rediscovered my truth, a truth I had unconsciously suppressed in an attempt to survive my other toxic work environment.
Whilst in Europe I was surrounded by positive and inspiring people; singing incredible music in very special venues and also had a chance to meet/stalk/frighten/test my jet-lagged Australian accent on my ADORABLE and INTELLIGENT sister, @ 🤣😘 This is extra special because we met on Insta through the @ community almost two years ago and had NEVER met in person! We explored Berlin, we ate all the foods and we laughed 😘 Proof that friendships can happen anytime and anywhere! Thanks to Laurel’s support, and the advice of my singing colleagues during tour I was able to place and remove myself from the yuckiness of my job and resigned whilst away. It may seem reckless but after 7 months of angst, it felt like the right time 🙏💕 I’m finally home albeit it being wintery fresh ❄️ and couldn’t be happier. Sure I’m unemployed, sure I have credit card debt and sure I had DOUBLE ROOT CANAL today (hence the pain killers! 😩) but all has zero importance compared to the inspiration and kindness of friends near and far, and I thank you so very much. I’m celebrating my new angst-free-existence tonight with a bowl of mango nice-cream, fluffy socks and lots of jet lag 🤣 Party at my place! 🎉