Hello, my name is Ellen.
For most of my life I have been an ambitious and driven woman who always strived to achieve success. At the peak of my career I was in a senior position at a successful risk management company, I simultaneously worked as a cultural journalist and I had my own projects on the side. All of that combined with a busy social life meant I was constantly keeping many balls in the air.
In 2015, I experienced a serious case of burnout. My busy cosmopolitan life became tainted by social anxiety, depression, exhaustion and emotional turmoil. Life became too much and I couldn’t understand how in one moment I was an ambitious, intelligent and social woman, to the opposite an anxious and scared little girl who couldn’t even do the groceries without having a panic attack.
In a short amount of time, my life turned from abundance and joy to fear and stress.