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    Margien Matthews

    What to do if you've been so busy serving the needs of those around you that you've lost touch with who you are and what you want? This is the case for one of our members who has a child with a disability. She's also been caring for her elderly parents, both of whom have passed away in the last 18 months. She's finally come up for air and wants to make some changes in her life.

    In her case there are many complex issues to deal with before she starts to consider career choices. For this reason we've recommended that she walk a path of self-discovery with a psychologist to provider her with the necessary support. This will give her valuable context and boundaries for the next stage of her life. It's premature for her to be making life-changing decisions before she has dealt with these issues.

    We look forward to supporting her with her career journey when the time is right.

    This advice may resonate with other members. If your mental health is not as strong as you'd like and if your daily life is being impacted, avoid making any major decisions. Rather consider therapy to resolve underlying issues before moving forward. You don't want today's hasty solution to become tomorrow's problem.

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