In 2000, I contracted M.E/CFS after a nasty flu virus. It took 6 years to recover. Then, I went to university at the age of 43 and graduated with a degree in Maths and Teaching in 2009. I worked as a teacher for 7 years but in 2015 I became ill again and in March 2017 retired from teaching.
It is fair to say that I thought my life had come to an end. What I did not expect however, was that burning out again would lead me to examine everything in my life. As I asked the question “Who am I without my health, without my job, without my identity”, I gradually became aware of another Self who was completely unperturbed at what was happening in my life. This blog is about my journey from burnout to grace.