I’ve always wanted to work with people, and help make their lives better. When I was little, I dreamed of one day working at MacDonalds and running the birthday parties there. So I guess you could say that I’ve always been passionate about working with kids, creating joy, and eating ice-cream cakes.
For the last five years I have been working at Headspace, as their receptionist. I love that I can be a part of something that is really helping people. I am the first face they see when they come in, and I can help them feel safe and supported and welcome. I’m passionate about mental health advocacy, and I have experienced some big losses in my life – so I know what it feels like to need support and a safe place to process the hard stuff. The longer I work in reception, the more eager I’ve become to be on the other side of that desk. I started thinking that maybe I was meant to do more than admin!
I am an artist, and I love drawing. I started when I was 3 or 4, and never really stopped. I love that I can draw without thinking about anything else. I often have no idea how my drawings are going to turn out when I start; and I think that’s a lot like life. When I create, I feel calm and focused. The world melts away and I get lost in the process.
It's really scary to leave your comfort zone, and jump back into study and into a new career. But it’s also really exciting and brave. This year I’m going back to university to study Art Therapy, and I’ve joined the team at Rainbow Muse as a Support Worker.
I am so excited to meet new people and follow my dream, surrounded by the incredible humans at Rainbow Muse.