I was where I thought I wanted to be, but unsatisfied and unhappy. Focused on the wrong goals and majorly stressed. By age 25, I had been laid off 3 times in 3 cities moving my way up to a 6-figure executive position at a creative company in Los Angeles. I hated it. I felt suffocated in a world of my own creation – living paycheck to paycheck spending overtime hours with toxic people. I lied to myself to hide from myself how bad the situation was. The joy was gone and I started worrying about the future and the myriad of life regrets I would have if I didn't breakthrough this trap I had made for myself.
But, I had loans and debts to pay, lived someplace expensive and still hungered for the finer things I thought only my 70-hour a week job could afford me. In deep anxiety I fretted over what to do.