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Daniella Moyles' book,  ‘Jump: One Girl’s Search for Meaning’ is out on April 3

Daniella Moyles' book, ‘Jump: One Girl’s Search for Meaning’ is out on April 3

Daniella bought every book she could on the mechanics of anxiety and depression. Photo: Alex Hutchinson

Daniella bought every book she could on the mechanics of anxiety and depression. Photo: Alex Hutchinson

Daniella has rediscovered her resilience. Photo: Alex Hutchinson

Daniella has rediscovered her resilience. Photo: Alex Hutchinson

Daniella on one of her adventures around the world

Daniella on one of her adventures around the world

Daniella on her travels

Daniella on her travels

Leaving it all behind: Daniella on her travels

Leaving it all behind: Daniella on her travels

Daniella knew she would rediscover her passion out in the world

Daniella knew she would rediscover her passion out in the world

Daniella jumped into the unknown with a one-way travel ticket

Daniella jumped into the unknown with a one-way travel ticket

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Daniella Moyles' book, ‘Jump: One Girl’s Search for Meaning’ is out on April 3

My first job in radio was the overnight weekday shift on midlands iRadio. The station's management took a shot on me, pairing me with a long-time station contributor and comedian, Cormac Moore. On air, we were light-hearted, upbeat and fun. Off air, I spent a whole lot of my time being a far cry from that.

After a stint working the evening chart show that was as short as the night shift we'd filled before it, Cormac and I were offered the opportunity to take over as Spin 1038's breakfast-show hosts, a prized role at the station's helm.

It was the first time I'd managed to negotiate and secure a financially successful position since I'd stepped into the world of the self-employed at the tender age of 17. I was now 26. I had a brilliant, somewhat scarce and aspirational job and I was in a long-term relationship with a man who made me feel adored every single day. Surely I was happy?