Since my diagnosis in April/May 2019, I have done a few things that are my triumphs.
I left my job to work for a friend in a care home as deputy manager. Within a few months, she left, and I was left to take over. Not at a very good time either! There was an outstanding massive list of things to be actioned, otherwise the local council would be making moves to close the care home down. I stupidly said I'd have all the action points achieved within 8-12 weeks. I worked literally 24/7, with the support of a really great staff. My contract was for 40 hours a week, but I often exceeded more than double this.
The good news was that when the council inspection was done, we achieved every single action point and more, and were signed off with no more visits required other than routine visits.
Literally as soon as this was completed, we had the CQC inspection. Again, I worked day and night to ensure all the areas the CQC would inspect were in place. The last inspection report outcome was that there were 2 out of the 5 areas requiring improvement. Inspection day happened on the day the CQC decided not to do any more physical inspections due to covid19...though the inspectior didn't know until I printed off the email I'd got and showed her it! She completed the inspection that day, amd we waited a few weeks for the results. We achieved good ratings across the 5 key areas - the first time the care home had ever achieved all 5!
So, from joining a failing care home, we managed to achieve the impossible - especially as the owners provided me with zero management training and I'd never had a management position before! BUT....it almost destroyed me. Mentally and physically. So I sadly made the decision to resign amd return to something less stressful. I have gone back to being a receptionist in a hospital ward. Best thing ever!
I've also trained as, and graduated as a Clinical Hypnotherapy Practitioner. I'm not able to practice much at the moment, due to not being able to get set up thanks to covid19 amd lockdown etc, but I to be working part time as a Clinical Hypnotherapy Practitioner by early next year, with a view to eventually (hopefully) become fully self employed.
Additionally, I am nearing the end of a level 2 complimentary therapy course, about to start a level 2 mental health awareness course, and hope to embark on the level 3 aromatherapy diploma before too long.
I like to be busy, but now look at what I'm likely to be able to manage. The theory side of everything is not a problem, though the practical side does need some thought put into it to ensure I don't overdo things..... I'm still thinking that side through! But I aim to combine hypnotherapy and aromatherapy together, for as long as I can. When I can't do the physical aspect, I'll focus again solely on the hypnotherapy.
Those are my triumphs, my aims and my goals 😁