Joyce’s Story (Video)
Joyce had her life planned out and all was going well. Then one day, she had a serious accident that left her searching for a new path. Thankfully, that path led her to find Genistar and a different way of helping people.
At Genistar, we are proud to have played a part in Joyce’s story and to have her as part of our team.
Watch Joyce’s story on this short video.
So, before I joined Genistar, my route was, it was fixed from childhood. I did well in sciences, and the process was, you’re gonna go to medical school, you’re going to become a medical doctor. And I did really well. I was working towards that I went into medical school and doing really well. And then a few months before I graduated, I had an accident, quite severe accident where I had complete amnesia for a few months. So for, I think, four months, I didn’t know anybody around me. So my memory came back slowly. But it did mean that I couldn’t go back and finish medical school when I only had a few months remaining. And that just threw me into a really dark place, I had grown up knowing this is what I was going to be, that I was gonna be a medical doctor. And then a few months before finishing, that path just ended.
So, I ended up in the UK because I had family here, my sister’s a medical doctor. So I ended up coming here. But my journey was never really to come to the UK. It was to study medicine, I’m from Cameroon and Cameroon is majority French speaking. So I was going to train as a medical doctor, go to France, get my specialisation done and go back to practice in Cameroon. But the accident changed that completely. So I came to the UK, got treatment and memory came back slowly. I’m not sure if its fully back yet. But it came back enough for me to go and do a degree in Marketing with Business.
I did that and worked in payroll and worked my way up really quickly because there was this part of me that was just dissatisfied. So any job that I got, I would work really hard. I wanted to get to the top. Guts and self in payroll, hated it. I moved over, I started working as a business analyst. I was contracting, making lots of money, but I still hated it. There was just the emptiness that I was carrying around. And I didn’t recognise it for what it was until I joined Genistar.
Now I wasn’t looking for Genistar, my friend said to me come to a business where she just said finance thing. I went along to the Genistar convention in 2018, to the hotel, and all I remember was walking in a room and just seeing a group of really happy people. I said, so, I’m gonna join it. She said you don’t know what they do. I said, I don’t care. I’m joining. Again, it’s because I’ve been so sad. I didn’t even realise how sad and depressed I was. I’ve been carrying that around for 10 years. And just trying to do whatever I could to feel like I was succeeding and outwardly it looks like I was succeeding. But inwordly, I just, yeah. So I joined Genistar because the people were happy. And then I learned what it is that Genistar really does. And I liked it. Because it came back to the place where its service.
I found that I was able to deliver the service. I’m not able to prescribe medication, but I feel like I’m able to help people and stop them from even going to the doctor. And for me it just clicked it’s like I found that purpose again. After going around and trying everything and just trying to fit in I found it.
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