I was once in your shoes!
I faced the same wake up call. But I did it the hard way.
Here’s a bit about my own struggle, rock bottom, and transformation:
As a college student, I was a high-achiever driven to make the world a better place while making good money.
Not having a clear picture of my career, I did everything to be prepared for the most opportunities. I changed my major 3 times searching for the right one, then piled on 22 credit hours per semester to graduate on time. I frosted the cake with multiple leadership roles, 3 jobs, summer internships, and travel abroad.
It was stressful. I took on multiple leadership roles and 3 jobs. I also took on a spiritual quest of self-growth… not to mention exercise, eating healthy, and being a good friend.
Having been told “You are smart, you can be anything,” I changed my major 3 times searching for the right one, and took 22 credit hours per semester to graduate on time.
On the outside it looked impressive. On the inside it was costly in time, money, energy, and health. Eventually this led to a dark night of the soul – depression, anxiety, and wondering why I wasn’t happy with all I had achieved.