I realise my sudden disappearance probably was noticed by a few, and for that I apologise. Falling off the grid (to that extent) is not the way I usually behave, but given that’s where I went by default, I knew something in my life needed more thought.
Sienna James has finally surfaced after a solid period of reflection, and I’m here to make my plans for 2019 public.
At the end of 2018, I realised two things.
One: I was suffering from burnout.
The only way to fix that is to have a break to recover, so I was glad that was a little more acceptable timing over the Christmas and New Year festivities.
Two: I desperately needed a change.
I wanted to explore and find out what else I was interested in; what else gave me a buzz, or mattered to me. I wanted to find what it was that drove me to get off the couch, and experience things that made me either happy enough, or furious enough to take action.
Without sounding too spiritual, or like I’ve spent heaps of time in the psychologist’s office, I want to find my purpose. Not my passion. That’s different, although somewhat related. I want to figure out what I’m really here to do.
This industry has always interested me. Even while working on the front line for years without any major breaks, it’s managed to hold my attention. Due to this, I figure there are clearly common themes between Sienna James and her job currently, and whatever else is next for me. But I can’t ignore the fact that something doesn’t feel right anymore. So in the name of self-exploration, I’m deciding to take a step back.
Stay tuned for more information on my plans, and how this new site develops. I have a few things in the works, including a blog which I will begin to post soon!