Your life can change after you get a mental health diagnosis. I’m here to say that though your life is different it can be better.
Having a Plan B when your Plan A doesn’t work out is critical. You should also have a Plan C and D. Heck, you can have two plans going on at once.
In my twenties I had the dream of rising up to be a corporate Executive. That didn’t happen. So I went back to school to get a library degree. Now my goal of publishing the second book is taking longer.
No one has ever talked about how to proceed after a setback when you have a mental health thing. I’ll tell you here: you have to figure out if it’s the goal itself that is not right–or if the method for achieving the goal is wrong.
A nifty way for figuring out the life path you should go down might be met with skeptical response. Yet I firmly recommend studying the life work of Caroline Myss. She created a philosophy of Archetypes and Sacred Contracts.
Like what happened when I was in my twenties a lot of us pine to be someone we’re not. No–I wasn’t cut out to be an Executive–I didn’t have that archetypal pattern.
My theory is that when a person understands how their archetypal patterns interact they are better able to figure out what the right goals are to have if they want to succeed in life.
I’m going to talk about archetypes and sacred contracts in a coming blog entry.
Casting your Chart of Origin and analyzing how your archetypes express themselves through you might just be as helpful as taking any career quiz.