Dublin influencer Niamh Cullen (30) said she was “embarrassed” to admit that this year was the “worst year” of her life.
His social media star took to Instagram on Monday night to share what she’s been through, revealing “the lowest of the lows was this year.”
She’s opened up to her nearly 150k followers over the past 18 months or so, confessing that her budding business has landed her in court more than four times this year.
“I can’t go into details or talk about some things, but I also know there are a lot of people worse off than me and I really don’t want to draw attention to this.
“I just wanted to share my experience because I know many of you are wondering what happened to me in the last 18 months.
She said: “I still feel a bit vulnerable and sensitive so let it be – if you don’t have something nice to say don’t say anything.
In a candid video chat, Niamh admitted that “this year has been very, very difficult… The lowest of the lows is this year.
“Yes, influence is my full-time job, but I have to say right now I feel very embarrassed because this year has been a tumultuous year. Everything that I had planned was taken away or put on hold because this was happening.
“I have to deal with this heavy baggage every day, this toxic situation, legal fees, like the next level of stress.”
With tears in her eyes, Niamh revealed: “When I started making an impact, I had a plan.
“I took my PT course, I have a business plan. I’m ashamed to say it… I turned 30 in March and I have this plan, I’ve invested my money. and time.”
Niamh explains that her friends – all fellow influencers – are “thrilling” with their businesses while she’s struggling.
“So I just feel really embarrassed because this year – from a financial point of view, from a career standpoint and from a mental health point of view – has been the worst year of my life.
“To think that you can go into debt, invest too much time and energy, invest some life savings, and get nothing out of it… I went through a period so bad that it made me sad. fall into depression. It sent me into a really dark place.
The influencer confesses that her own gym-wear brand she’s been working with this year “wasn’t like that” and that the process has taken a toll on her mental health. .
“When I say I can’t leave the house for days, I won’t eat during the day and I feel insatiable at night, I can’t go to the gym… I can’t do anything I feel physically tired, sick every day.
“I am depressed, every day I am sad, every day I wake up in the depths of despair.”
For personal trainer Niamh, this is the complete opposite of her normal self.
“I really love what I do and really want to hit the reset button and start over. Work with confidence to do it, but everything happens for a reason and anything happens. will happen.
“I am still at a crossroads and don’t know which road will take me where. So for anyone in the same boat, fret not. You will figure it out. But don’t try to sail through the storm alone.”
Niamh admits she hasn’t been able to detail the times she’s gone to court with her business, though did offer some advice to followers: “And finally… when it comes to starting a business. business. There are never too many questions asked.
“Seek advice, seek opinions, SEARCH AND ASK ALL. And most importantly, know your worth and always act on your intuition.”
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