….here’s a little bit about me, some of the backstory, but mostly I hope a deeper bit of understanding for you, as to my ‘Why’ for co-creating Roam.
Roam is a ‘Space’ to share my/our learnings and insights, so that people can give themselves the chance to question and hear what they truly want to enjoy, experience in life. A place where people can question their beliefs, gain insights into their experience’s and question what might be holding them in a sense of unfulfillment or ‘stuckness’ as I like to call it! Hayley and myself both agree, we are not ‘teaching’ you a set path, or a rules to follow, we are simply sharing and holding the space, offering possibilities for you to hear, and feel what resonates for you and only you. A chance to open up and explore your Awareness, in turn leading to new realisations, and ideas to explore. All this, because thats how it worked for me….
I wasn’t one for talking about myself too much, not that thats a real issue, it’s just that I found it hard to even know what I was ‘about’! But, I realised along the way that this was because I wasn’t doing, or more importantly I wasn’t ‘Living’ from my authentic self! I was doing what we all probably do, the classic story of following what I thought I was supposed to be doing, doing what society told me was the ‘right’ way, the most successful way eg study hard, be a ‘good’ student, get a great job, get a pension, buy a house, buy ‘stuff’, plan for your future, be IN the system blah, blah……blah!
Along the way, I had glimpses of breaking out from this ‘norm’, like running off to other countries to avoid things, or delaying ‘serious’ decisions such as Uni, kids, marriage, corporate job etc etc, yet I still swung back into that system that society would call “the path to success & achievement”, all the time feeling confined and unfulfilled. Feeling ‘stuck’ is the best way I can describe it….a sense of there being sooooooo much more to life, but not quite able to define or touch it, or understand how to live that way. Some challenging situations arose, which frightened and hurt me, but without a lack of understanding how to handle these feelings or ask for help, they went underground and I was navigating life with a lot of anger and resentment, in fact I was very angry! Which of course, you would never have known if you’d met me, because I was “holding it all together” for the sake of appearances!