Thursday June 4, 2020

Firstperson: John Brierley

John Brierley: 65, author and pilgrim, Scotland

2nd February, 2014
John Brierley. Picture: Maura Hickey

Up until I was about 40, I lived a very normal life. I was a chartered surveyor living in Dublin, was married to a fantastic woman and had two young children.

To the outside world, I looked very successful. But inside, I felt empty, and everything seemed meaningless.

I asked for a year off from the company to find myself. My family and colleagues thought I was mad, but I bought a camper van from a...

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