Twenty years ago, I was living the high life or, so it felt. I had recently finished my studies in Electrical Engineering, I was employed by an international finance information company and was making over six figures which is great money for most people let alone someone just two years into their corporate career. I had bought my first property as well as my first car and life was great.
I worked hard, in stressful and high-pressure situations that is the financial world, with loads of overtime and weekend work and when I wasn’t working, I was partying with my friends. This meant lots of alcohol, smoking, junk food and late nights. We lived the maxim work hard, play hard and for that first year I was having the time of my young life.
At the end that year, everything came tumbling down. From being carefree and living it up, my life as I knew it came to a screeching halt. It all started with a bout of food poisoning which should have been over in just a few days, but it turned out to be the beginning of a year of misery and recurring health problems.