In January 2019 I turned 30, and to my surprise I was not exactly where I thought I would be. Although, if I really think about it, I was never clear on where I wanted to be. I’ve spent most of my life living an expat life in some way, shape or form. Never really belonging anywhere; feeling connected, yet disconnected all at the same time. Very confusing!
At the age of 25 I decided to make the biggest decision of my life so far. I sold everything I owned in Auckland, New Zealand (where I had lived for the last 12 years or so) and bought a one way ticket to London for a job interview. Luckily, I got the job which mean my next city to explore would be Amsterdam. I was over the moon! And after two months of staying on my best friends boyfriends best friends couch (did you get that?) I began what felt like the beginning of adulthood.
I would be lying if I didn’t say that I had an amazing time. I’ve experienced some incredible moments, met some of the most unbelievable people and…worked myself stupidly. I had left New Zealand without dealing with my negative patterns, compulsive behaviours and anxiety. Instead, I brought them all with me to Europe where they continued to expand, leaving me at the end of 2018 in burnout. Years of stress, high pressure & expectations had finally caught up with me.
Sound familiar, anyone?
As it is for many people, an experience like burnout can cause a huge shift in direction. It can open your eyes to what you really want out of life. After spending so many hours daydreaming and talking with friends about “the dream” and “what I’m going to do with my life?”, I hadn’t actually made any steps towards making it a reality. I had a preference for a different life, but hadn’t made the commitment. So, after I hit rock bottom, I slowly started to pull together the whirlwind of ideas that had been going around my head to make something more tangible. I needed to put some actions behind my intentions, and this blog is the beginning of what will be the rest of my life.
That means that: I’m here as an abundance lifestyle entrepreneur. I empower people to break their limiting beliefs so that they can live a free life. I inspire people to stay human and stay humble. To live in their highest potential.