I made a major mistake last year!
Last year, I completely embraced the role of caretaking. I took care of a ton of things, such as the move and the settling in for the children. I made sure my hubby could do his new role in his job by not disturbing him too often. I did arrange practically everything in the household. And, on top of that, I totally forgot to take care of myself. My job didn’t matter enough to me, my health came last, and sports I didn’t do like I used to. I even forgot to eat less sugar! To put it short: I forgot all about myself!
So I did what I ‘had to’ do, except for taking care of my own life. I felt tired, tired, tired. I couldn’t believe how tired a person could be. And now I know why!
I was planning to get this new website live a year ago! ONE YEAR AGO! I am imagining myself the last year with and without having this website. Now I know it would have been difficult working, but I also realize that I could have managed it all. I have no regrets; that’s the way it was last year. But next time I surely will put myself on my calendar as well, instead of erasing my own needs, and putting the needs of my family above all of my needs. I want that for you, too! I don’t want you to feel as tired as I was. I know it’s not necessary!
Do you recognize yourself in the above and are you aware of your needs? What do you need right now? Are you able to integrate your own needs in the life you live abroad? The Passport I’ve made is only for Expat Partners, especially for those who recognize themselves in the above! Download it here and now!
So, things have changed in the last two months. Things changed because I was working on my new website. On Good Friday, I finally launched it! I am happy, I am proud and I am satisfied. I know my work is about to start here, but I already feel it will change a lot in my life… The last weeks I was busy working on it. And people around me knew it. They felt it. And they respected it.
Now I respect my life and needs again as well, and that’s where it all starts! I am so happy to get up and feel alive again!
With love, Heidi