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The Wibbly Wobbly Life Path ๐Ÿž ๐ŸŒˆ โ€ฆ


I spend a lot of time with children and young people questioning:


1: There is only one path in life, the straight path to happiness ๐Ÿ“โ“โ‰๏ธ๐Ÿคจ (e.g. GCSEs then โ€˜Aโ€™ levels then a degree then a job you work to be promoted in and so on).


I enjoy sharing the idea:


1: There is a wibbly wobbly path in life ๐Ÿž, a non-straight path, a path that takes many twists and turns but one on which you may discover lots of happy along the way ๐ŸŒˆ.

Today marks a lovely twist and turn on my wibbly wobbly path ๐Ÿž. Counselling and Psychotherapy is not my first career, it came later. Initially, I studied Drama and Theatre Arts in Birmingham and then began a career as a Stage Manager in the theatre ๐ŸŽญ. I absolutely loved it ๐Ÿฅฐ. But, as with all wibbly wobbly paths, change was required; health issues presented quite a big wobble and demanding theatre industry hours were no longer possible. An opportunity to retrain and so began my new path as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist ๐Ÿ’š.

Today, I am back in a theatre ๐ŸŽญ. Working with the brilliant Young Storyhouse StoryhouseLive to offer them a Worry Wizard Funshop and to begin working on our upcoming animation โ€˜Together not aloneโ€™ ๐ŸŽฅ, generously funded by Cheshire Community Foundation. Younger me would be delighted with where my path has taken me. I wish she could have known about today. One of the challenges with the wibbly wobbly path is believing, when you are faced with a big wobble โ˜”๏ธ, that good times lie ahead.


Hereโ€™s to the wibbly wobbly path ๐Ÿž. May we all spend time telling the story of ours to the children we know ๐Ÿ“–. Together, we can dispel the oftentimes troublesome myth of the straight path to happiness, Amyโœจ


๐Ÿ“ท- unknown.

(I didnโ€™t find time to post this on the day, so leaving it here now ๐Ÿ—“ ๐Ÿ’™ )


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