I grew up in a fairly conventional family in the town where I still choose to live. My rebel side got the better of me at a very young age, when starting school, at the tender age of 4, I decided it wasn't for me and took myself off home as soon as I could. Definitely one for knowing my own mind at that time! Leaving school at 16 I found I could certainly turn my hand to anything that presented itself, so in a way I had many different work experiences, which serve me in the work I do today.
I was always quite envious of those who really knew what they wanted to do with their working lives, it appeared to be eluding me. Eventually in 2000 I applied for a job in the NHS, that first job would lead to 15 years of NHS experience, first five years within admin, then after a period of stress and depression
in 2006, I re-trained as a technician within the Diabetic Retinal Screening department. I would say this was a pivotal change for me, actually dealing with patients on a daily basis, sometimes in difficult circumstances.
I learnt such a lot and began to question the way orthodox medicine worked, yes to treat the physical symptoms, which is as it should be, but seeing patients day in day out, helped me to see that while we can control physical symptoms, people are much more than that. We are breathing, talking, emotional, energetic spiritual beings that need more than that. We need to support our emotional self, our spiritual self, our energetic self. So you could say I eventually found out who I was through first of all having Reiki treatments, then going on to learn and now I am fortunate to be able to teach it to many others.
I haven't looked back since leaving the NHS in 2016. My own spiritual development through Reiki rekindled a passion for writing, all the quotes on my website are my own. I also write poetry, and have found a passion for painting, that believe me wasn't there whilst at school, or perhaps needed Reiki to uncover it for me. Whichever it is I am forever grateful for finding my own unique path and role in this lifetime.