19th December 2020, marked my one year anniversary from escaping the corporate world. The year of 2020 sure was one hell of a rollercoaster, but despite all the obstacles it threw at me; I made it!
I remember my last ever day at “work” like it was yesterday. It was such a surreal feeling, something I had wanted for so long was finally manifesting. I felt like my life was finally about to begin, a whole new exciting chapter to add to my story; but come on, this is MY story, it was never going to be plain sailing- I had to throw in a few cliff hangers along the way.
As I’m sure most of us did, I started 2020 with so much hope. January came and I was all set to move to Surrey. It doesn’t seem far, but it was around 40 minutes away from everyone I love and care about so this was a big thing for me as I’ve always wanted to be close by my loved ones.
When I decided to quit my job I was given the opportunity to work with one of my friends; she is an actress and travelled a lot and I agreed to help her out with her daughter; hence the move. It was a win win situation really; I wanted to be free to work on my business and she needed someone that was free to be around. I absolutely LOVED Surrey; I felt so free, there was so much space, so much greenery. I felt so much closer to myself spiritually being away from the hustle and bustle of London.
Things were going well. I was planning what I needed to do in order to grow my business and I had time freedom; something that was so important for me. I had so much time that I felt like I need to do more with it. My business mentor and good friend Tyson had always mentioned Forex Trading to me; so, I reached out to him and told him I was ready to learn. I was so excited about this next step and was eager to get on with the training.
I woke up every morning and couldn’t quite believe this was my life. I was so happy. The feeling you get when the ping of an email now makes you excited rather than stressed is quite difficult to explain. And then… Covid-19 arrived.
The night before our first national lockdown was announced, I felt sick to my stomach. I could sense what was about to come. I was sat in the bath, crying my eyes out at the thought of this freedom coming to an end. I actually started to update my CV that evening. I had lost hope.
Just as expected the next day I got the dreaded news…”We can’t afford to continue with you…” And just like that, my world came crashing down. I had given up my job and my home, and we were in the middle of a pandemic… FUCK.
Luckily, I’ve always had an amazing support network around me. My friend’s mum took me in and I was able to spend lockdown there. As lucky as I was though, I can’t deny that I was not okay. Me waking up each morning on cloud 9 was a distant memory, I now woke up each morning with regrets. I woke up each morning questioning my purpose, questioning if I was strong enough to make it through this time. I was in a bad place, and I spent the majority of lockdown trying to snap myself out of it. I no longer had the passion for the business I had originally quit my job for; what was I going to do now?
Thankfully, something switched one day around the month of May and I knew I needed to take control again. I threw myself back into my Forex training and started reading a ton of self development books. I was back! Things were starting to get back to a bit of normality too. People were leaving the house again and I was able to meet up with Tyson and the rest of the team and really get my head around the whole trading world.
I found somewhere to live and I was starting to get my life back together. A few weeks later, I was sat with the team watching the charts; we were watching Gold at the time and I remember it had just hit an all time high, when Tyson turned around and said “Let’s take a team trip to Dubai!“. I thought he was joking at first, were we even allowed to travel? Next thing I knew, flights were booked and we flew out the next week.
At the airport I remember thinking to myself, how do I go from being homeless and jobless to jumping on a flight to Dubai? All the regrets I had about quitting my job were quickly fading. Dubai was amazing! What we were trying to achieve as a business, Dubai really helped us jump ahead of the game. I could feel the fire in my stomach starting to light up again. I could see the end vision and I was so excited, but most importantly, I looked around and not only had we created a team, we had created a family.
After we got back from Dubai, Money Capital (if you still don’t know what this is why do you even follow me) really started to take off. We were in demand, everyone wanted in. We had to pull our socks up and get to work. Within a month of returning, we were getting ready to deliver our first ever Forex course! The build up to the course was stressful to say the least- and there were a lot of tears; mainly on my part, okay they were all on my part. BUT WE BLOODY DID IT! It was amazing to look around the room and see students engaging with our information, engaging with us! It was all becoming so real! The feedback from the first course was incredible. I don’t need to say much more on that you can check it out for yourself here: LINK
We did that! We created something amazing! There has been so much more to our Money Capital journey and there is so much more to come! If you aren’t following us already, please do! LINK
Looking back on the year, sure there was a lot of shit, but 2020 was actually pretty great! I met some amazing people, I’ve built connections that will last a lifetime and for the first time in my life I actually feel like I have a family. The unconditional love I feel each and every day is the exact love that drives me to be the best version of myself.
I am not the same woman that entered 2020, but I’m also not the same woman I was 6 months ago. I cannot wait to meet the woman I’ll be in the next 6 months!