So the first quarter of 2018 was an interesting one. I decided after lots of discussions with my other half to take the plunge and move. Away from what I’ve known for a long time. It’s fair to say though that I’ve always travelled a lot and moved countries. This was different. A move for me. It was tough as my daughter was still in school in London. A new job, a new country, a new temporary living accommodation, language well everything new. Exhilarating though. Exploring a new city and settling in. My daughter moved across in April. In hindsight I’m so proud of her and how well she has coped with all of this. Moving away from what she knew to be part of our new life. It’s again fair to say that this is her second time moving around like this. Though last time she was a lot younger. But she’s coped extremely well. We are always next to her and support her throughout everything. She does have a great family around her with cool grandparents. Looking at her today this has made her stronger and more resilient. Most of all through this journey she has kept her sense of humour! And confidence.
Q2 was a little bit easier. We moved into our new home. Not a lot of furniture initially. The memories of waking up on the floor (seeping air mattress!) are still vividly in my mind. Not to talk about the cardboards in the windows to attempt to keep the day light out. This, as the sun is up a lot during spring and summer time. We missed Easter holiday so towards the summer we were all a bit tired. Things were tough in certain parts of my life so I decided to research a coach. One of the best decisions I’ve taken in my adult life! Andrea Steane so full of energy and tools to truly make you think differently. Just what I’ve needed this year. I feel as if I’ve gotten to grips about a lot of things in my life. I cannot recommend her enough. An amazing person who truly will go over and above to make you believe in yourself!!! I’m proud of myself as well for reaching out. I think it is healthy to speak to other people in your surrounding but friends and family. Mid- June is also when I decided to start writing. I think we all deserve to be happy! That’s one of my most motivating factors about writing here. I really believe that being positive and a light is so contagious. Am I always? Oh no… do I have dips- oh yes. And I know I contradict myself as well. No one is perfect and I definitely do not pretend to be. But I have truly discovered what a powerful tool the mind and the brain is!!! To believe in yourself is so incredibly powerful.
Beginning of Q3 was nice. Trips to Italy and Greece. A week on a small Greek island (100 people). Quite simple, but good for the soul! And of course the summer in the Nordics was very hot. And for a long time? Probably the warmest in over 30 years.
Q4 was also an amazing one. A trip with the Orient Express; a trip of a life time that probably deserves its own post. Luxurious and extravagant does not suffice to explain it all. And yes,I know that I am very privileged to have experienced that!
All in all 2018 has been an intense and eventful year. Also with a lot of accomplishments. Looking back, I can actually say that I am very proud of what I have achieved. A lot to do with my personal development. I am looking forward to 2019! It will be another journey. Full of challenges and more recommendations to make you feel great!!! Life is short, life is precious. And we only have one. So why not allow yourself to feel empowered. There are no limits to what you can achieve only you set the bar!!! Why not try and raise it slightly?For me, 2019 will be full of challenges, feel good factors, achievements, health and family!! I truly, truly recommend.
Thank you for reading and being part of my continued journey to feel amazing!!!