So now, the last episode..
In May 2023 walked 360 km in 12 days across forests and mountains of northern Spain. On day 8, after another 30km of physically and mentally challenging hike, I felt tears coming down my face. They were waterfalls….. That was the moment I realized I would be able to finish the walk, I knew I would succeed. I remember telling myself ‘You are doing this! You are living this life’…..
Those 12 days and thousands of minutes helped me see the story of my life, again, but with more intense emotions and awareness. The story of overcoming and transformation.
I fell so many times in my life I simply lost count. In the metaphorical arena of life I got beaten countless times. But that is not a pity post.
It is a story of facing human fear and limitations and staring them in the eyes and saying ‘I see you’ and then finding strength and resources within and doing things I had to/ wanted to or needed to do.
It is a story of freeing myself from fear of being judged by others and transforming the way I live, in every possible sense. My mental and body transformations are deeply rooted in my desire to create memories and live truly to myself so I can look back at my life and have as few regrets as possible when my time comes.
But this is not an ‘Insta story’, something perfectly manicured and polished. It was ugly at times, with sweat, tears, blood and pain. And I know there will be more. But I keep stepping into the arena. I celebrate when I succeed and I dust myself off and go forward when I fail and fall because I know I did my best.
When I chose my path a few years ago, I did it to help others walk into their arena, face their challenges and find their strength and fire within so they live the life they want. Seeing people is the gift I can offer. The gift which has been nurtured by my life story.
Today, I live in a small town in Switzerland with my partner. I spend a lot of time being active- gym, hiking, walking, running…. I love music and a good book. I also teach, mentor and write, hoping to inspire others to live fully.
So this is my story, I would love to hear yours!