Every day, for nearly two decades, I stepped into the fast-paced world of corporate environments.
From management roles to climbing the ladder of success, I was known as the girl committed to work, always putting the job and the companies I worked with first.
I achieved great success becoming a senior leader with roles as varied as heading a regional quality assurance team to the daily fresh operations industry that required me to be on call 24/7.
Typically, as I earned more, the desire for more consumed me.
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Money and status became my measure of worth in my own head, propelling me forward while leaving other areas of my life lacking.
It was in early 2019 that a crisis at work pushed me to my breaking point. For three gruelling months, I worked endless hours, sacrificing my well-being. Sleep became elusive, and when it did come, I would jolt awake, heart racing, sweating profusely.
Panic consumed me, leaving me feeling out of control and disconnected from myself. It was the beginning of a journey that had shaped the path I’m on today.
My partner and I made a bold decision. We escaped the rat race, seeking solace on the Central Coast. It’s a sleepy town, and in complete contrast to the city life I had known my entire life.