Today, I realized that a bit more than 1 year ago I handed over my resignation letter to my former employer. With pure astonishment the HR-manager looked at me, she did not see this coming. I left all security, all financial stability and structure behind to start live my dream. Today I realized I am really living it.
Everything is coming together for me in Bali. I have recently joined an amazing team of health and wellness professionals and I am super stoked. Stoked that I can live a life, without sitting behind a desk, being surrounded by incredibly inspiring people who are healthy, wealthy and super ambitious. My chapter has begun and I am sure this will be a pretty damn good one. I am living my life with the motto that I deserve to live the healthiest and happiest life and for me that means that I want to surf as much as possible. But I also want to learn and be creative. The step I took to join the BFREE-team was a no-brainer. I am here to stay and literally live my dream and be free and be well. Check out bfreebwell.com or just reach out to me if you are inspired and want to talk about your possibilities (and I know there are) to do the same. Everything is possible and reckon I am a pretty good example.
If you ever want to hug someone from a distance, give some support or just know someone you are there even though you are on the other side of the world, this song should be your message. Don’t text, don’t mail just send this song and the other end will know exactly what you mean. Oh and of course some credits to Ane Brun.
Walking on the chaotic streets of Hong Kong can be sometimes a challenge. Specially if you are feeling a bit stressed. Today I had a bit of a moment. I had a big headache and ended up trapped among the crowds. Sunday after Chinese New Year in Central. Alleluia!! – We are so many! -I needed to calm down. Find some peace.
Sometimes there is no need to talk. Explain. Get distracted. We just have to come back to ourselves. “Come back to your breath!”
View from clouds flying over Japan…
For me, growth was always defined as knowing your path, achieving a goal and growing towards that. Physically but even more mentally. To experience what life throws at you while reaching a certain goal. My experience in Australia taught me a big lesson though. Sometimes growth is not about knowing where you want to go but more about knowing where you do NOT want to go. For me it was as simple as that. The expression “you are a product of the 5 people you spend the most time with” is one I believe in. And I had (and have) one amazing friend who was there and is one of the most genuine and inspiring souls I have met and some other really good and fun people. Unfortunately I choose to be surrounded by others as well and the scale didn’t balance out to the good side. So I needed to re-define growth. Learning, falling, standing up and sometimes realizing, the time, place and you are just not coming together. That you deserve better than what you have put yourself into. I feel that I have grown immensely in Australia. Ready to head back to Bali and start this new chapter. Not the last but definitely a new one. I strive to become the best version of myself and Australia has just exactly done that for me.
My question for you would be? How would you define growth?
Back in Bali (Bingin)
Yesterday was one to remember. It was one of those Black Days that you know you will remember as it taught you a lesson. My time here in Margaret River has come to an end and to be honest I am not completely sure what to think of it. I met some of my amazing friends I knew from Bali, I learned some new skills, got myself out there to promote my brand Reckon Headwear, surfed with sharks nearby. As a whole though, this was one of the most energy draining experiences. I have had thus far.
I make mistakes, just like every other human being. Since you have read quite some stories about me and my personality, it is hard for me to forgive myself for prior mistakes. But yesterday, I literally got verbally abused down to the bone for it. Below the belt, held under water and I literally felt sick. Luckily, there is this amazing thing called Skype and I was sooo fortunate that one of my best friends was there. To be able to just cry on her virtual shoulder and let it all go. First forgive myself and then realizing how well I actually have managed here. I completely dove in the dark and swam, crawled, got spit out and swallowed but I am still walking.
My time in Australia taught me a big lesson and that is that I want to surround myself with people who are good for me and I can return it. Next to that, I want to follow my passions, grow my brand and launch a new one with a dear friend. Heading back home to Bali is something I really look forward to, because to be honest, deep down inside, the only thing I am thinking is “get me the hell out of here”. Where actually Margaret River is sooooo beautiful. Which is why I know that I will be back. I will just approach it way differently.
My doing my thing: Making Beanies…one of the best memories from my stay Down Under
It’s early in the afternoon. I missed the ferry. And sat down at the pier watching the ocean. While waiting for the next boat to bring me to Hong Kong island. I had about half an hour.
I caught myself upset. And minutes later I had this realisation “life happens for you, and not to you”. I let go of the little frustration. Realising everything happens for us to be better. Most important is to embrace where we are at. And choose to create and make happen some magic. If you have dreams, it’s time to manifest them! There is no time to loose, no ferry to blame ;) if you want to make things happen just use all the resources you have to create some dam-magic! And meanwhile enjoy the ride YaY!
Today I’ve skyped with a friend. She lives in Hawaii. Last time I saw her was the last year November. And the months have flown by. Wowzers. A lot has happened since. We talked about life decisions, relocation, partnerships and some of the challenges that come with it. Of course we did talk about exciting plans and it was a boost of energy. Grateful technology allows us to talk like this.
After our conversation. I thought about what we call “problems”. I reflected on this word… Realising actually that what we call problems they are not as such. They appear to be because we make the choice to see them as problems. That explains how we all consider different things to be “problematic”. That I run 10′ late into the office can mean nothing to me. To you maybe it’s a big deal. To other is a monster stressor. This is a simple example. But, the matter of the fact is, we choose our problems. We choose to see it as such. Generally due to our conditioning and beliefs. Hey, not saying, it’s all easy. Life can get taught. But here a bit of light. And uplifting inspiration to ponder on…
If anything today is stressing you out… Ask yourself… Is it really a problem?
Peace to all <3
Going down was not easy… Looking forward to the next! YAY @ Niseko, Japan