At the beginning of this year I was a different person to who I am today.
I was depressed and emotional, lacking purpose and a sense of worth. Silly things would set me off and I would argue with my boyfriend constantly, especially about his lack of commitment.
We’ve been together off and on for 6 years and had recently bought a house together. I’d given up my job as a web designer in London to move out of London and be with him and hopefully start a new career as an artist. He didn’t care what I did as long as I paid my way.
After one of our heated arguments about commitment we split up. I was completely devastated. I decided to spend some of my savings and go travelling. I found The Life Change People through the internet and planned a 6 week tour of Thailand including a weeks Life Change Holiday.
My Life Change Holiday (and a few tears)
When I arrived in Chiang Mai I was immediately welcomed as a dear friend. It was so comforting. Alex guided me through the results of a personality profile questionnaire that I had completed online before arriving. It was a revelation to find out exactly who I was. What my personality traits are and what was out of kilter. It was a revelation really. I suddenly saw my life so clearly.
Over the week we talked a lot, laughed a lot and I cried a bit too. Although it was tough in bits it was also incredibly enjoyable and enlightening. We worked together solving my problems that had arisen over the years.
Last year I spent a few weeks in therapy but hated it. I wasn’t actually getting anywhere. My therapist made me think I was pretty screwed up and that it would take years to unscrew me. I stopped going. I couldn’t afford it and realized I was wasting time, I want to start enjoying life now, not when I’m 60.
The difference working with Chrissy was huge. I didn’t feel screwed up, I felt normal and the problems that I had were understandable and surmountable. She stopped me going around in circles. After just one week I felt so much happier and completely capable of reaching my goals.
I felt incredibly elated after my Change Holiday and then went travelling on my own. I made friends and had a wonderful time. This was something that I had never had the nerve to do before.
When I arrived home, I found my boyfriend a completely changed man. The time apart had made him realise just how important I was to him and that he couldn’t live without me. I still loved him very much and knew we had a chance to be happy together. When he proposed to me, I accepted. We’re getting married in September in Italy and he’s supporting me in my new career.
For years I have wanted to be a fine artist and finally I’m getting the chance to follow my dream. I have a studio at the end of the garden and have been accepted at university to do an MA in Fine Art. I’ve also just had some paintings exhibited and have a website for my work.
I haven’t changed my personality, but I have changed my views and my reactions to so many of lifes challenges. I have changed how I cope with myself. I can honestly say I have not felt happier or more positive in my life.
I sincerely hope this helps anyone who reads it.
My kindest regards.