So here I am: in a new life, on a different continent, in another job, called (mainly) housewife and mother; I can't let go of working here and there, but it is a lot less than what I call "normal" for me. I like to make fun of myself as having assumed the role of chief lunchbox of my kids, as opposed to Arne (my husband) being CEO of a successful outdoor brand . On this new continent I do not know how tall I am, I do not know how fast the speed limit is and I have to pass a test for my driver's license again, even though I've had mine for almost 30 years! Everything has to be researched and checked, thanks to Google for making this process so much easier, my whole common logic that allowed me to navigate my life smoothly and quickly is shaking. And: I lack the structure, energy, fulfillment and rituals of my work.
Being a big believer of continuously challenging, reinventing and even disrupting oneself, this is my opportunity to practice what I preach! Without being confronted with a big crisis, like birth of a child, death of a loved one, divorce or disease, the typical moments in which we have to redefine ourselves, I get this wonderful chance to rewire my dominant logic and all of that with tons of mindspace and time to observe what goes on inside me throughout this process!
The purpose of this blog is to inspire others on their personal leadership journeys: we are all leaders of our own lives; to share my current inner journey: I have left a beautiful live combining lots of amazing people close, my own business successful and being the mother I wanted to be. I have made a decision to follow my husbands' job on a new continent. For the first time in my life I am not earning my own money (or at least a lot less than before and than it takes to feed a family on my own). Since there is not a lot of people around to share my story with :-) I want to use my writing to keep inquiring and clarifying my own thoughts.
Since I cannot let go of being an inspirator/coach :-) I do use this blog to stimulate you to self-coach and inquire by asking some questions at the end of each blog. If you aren’t interested in triggers to inquire just stop reading…
And I would love to hear your questions, thoughts, triggers and feedbacks...please react! It gives me a feeling of connection and meaning to hear from you...