Changing your work-life to welcome more freedom and fulfillment is a process and a journey. Here, every month, we will share stories of women who are doing it. Real stories, real transformation. This is a virtual treasure chest -- full of the challenges, struggles, lessons and insights of others -- which you can use to enrich your own path.
This month’s featured “woman on purpose” is Sarah Farrelly, a former Director of Commodities Desk, London. She’s currently a Chi Mei Tsang practitioner.
Describe the big shift you’ve made in your work-life. What led you to that change?
I always knew there was something more to life than working crazy hours and being stressed for most of it. Whilst I enjoyed the buzz, I had no 'off' filter. Today I choose what to do and when to do it.
What were you most fearful of in making that change?
I have mortgages. How do I just quit?
How is your experience of life different now?
I lead a humble life and I'm so happy!!!
People back home comment all the time and I used to have such a serious look about me.
What’s your biggest concern in this moment?
Where to buy a scooter 🤣🤣
What are you most excited about going forward?
Everyday is different. I don't know where I'll be next week let alone month. If someone suggests a little vacation and it appeals, I go. I'm currently on a border run and making a little holiday for myself so in this new life I've created things that used to hold me back.
If you could travel back in time, what’s one piece of advice that your current self wishes that you could tell your former self?
Just go with it and be happy.
If it doesn't work, you will find out. But don't waste time missing out!