Where I talk bluntly about some of the events of 2011 and how I’d handled the adversity.
I had put a lot of my personal projects aside to focus on my main client and consulting business. By the end of 2011, I had no main source of income. I struggle with consultancy (as the anxiety causes self doubt).
I also learned that anxiety and uncertaintly don’t always lead to the smartest business decisions.
In this post, I share my experiences transitioning to a different type of freelance business after stepping away from my main communities and losing my professional identity.
The year I really cracked it with the internet marketing and decided to just focus on working for digital marketing clients.
The point where I realised that I couldn’t just step back from internet marketing. I had to remove myself from the community to improve my mental health. This sucked at the time.
I wrote this at a time where I had been fighting my illness and working towards recovery, and was feeling like I was getting nowhere.
Where I put off working with a client because I was struggling to function on a daily basis.
Anger at how my breakdown wasn’t planned – and how I wished I’d had more psychiatric support as my profile rose.
The sheer panic of having no financial security and realising that I had so many barriers to work. In retrospect, 2014/2015 was the start of my anxiety relapse.