For seven years I did my growing up while traveling the world, living in a foreign country and creating lasting bonds from all over. All the years of sleep deprivation and jet-lag added up, and I had to make the decision to leave my dream job since it ended up hurting me in the end. That was a really tough time as I was getting my whole life all packed up and prepared to move back to South Africa. Common wisdom indicates that emigrating are one of the most traumatic human experiences, and here I was doing exactly that again. Leaving my familiar life and independence behind to move back to South Africa without having a job lined up was very scary. But I needed to rest.
Taking time to yourself when you need it is something we always neglect to do, yet we are surprised when our bodies and minds burn out. It took me quite a while to get body and soul back together, and even now I can feel that I still have some ways to go. So that leaves me with my ultimate goal accomplished, but in need of a next one. Something that makes me as passionately excited that flying used to. And I have been looking at jobs and done a couple that payed the bills but didn’t light my fire, so to speak.
Which brings me to the idea behind this blog and brand: The Boss Babe. When thinking and talking about ways to help others, I can feel the spark coming back and my blood coursing with excitement. Now that I am looking towards the future, all the people who have crossed my path and left footprints in my life in the past are reminding me of what I needed at one stage. Now I would like to help others owning their life and dreams, no limits and no apologies.
So here I am. Once again it is time to close my eyes and jump…