2019 is going to be an amazing year. I don’t exactly know why, or how or what will make it amazing, but I’ve got a feeling deep down telling me it’s gonna be a great time in my life.

I’ve decided 2019 is going to be “The Year of Me”. I have started a journey to finding out who I am again. For so long I have been everything to everyone else in my life. I have lost my personal identity. I am still a wife, mother, daughter, friend and fur-mama… but I don’t know who I am to myself.

So, I’m jumping in with both feet. Sink or swim… the train is rolling down the tracks, so let’s see where it takes me next.

UPDATE: June 30th

The first half of this year has flown by… I mean lightning fast. So much has happened!

  1. I was featured in an article for Psychologies Magazine UK. Super weird, super cool.
  2. We are moving again! Zug, Switzerland bound in August.
  3. I am working on a project. I’m not saying what yet, but I’m feeling really good about it.

I’m so excited about what is to come for me and my family. I am still trying to wrap my head around how I am going to get our family packed up and moved to Zug by mid-August, considering I am in the US till the beginning of August!

I have decided that the summer is going to be as planned… the kids will have fun, we will see our families and we will enjoy time with friends. I just can’t worry about the move! Worst case scenario, I will be packing up everything and dealing with it when it arrives in Switzerland.

Watch this space… you might see my head spinning!

Big Smiles,
Claire

UPDATE: September 18th

I am longing for the days when anxiety is not bubbling over at the forefront of my mind. My brain garbled with worry about pesky and dumb things – Am I doing it right? Am I at the right place? Where do I park?

I keep pulling thoughts back into today’s reality when I start to think about my life back in Johannesburg. My life had become comfortable. I loved my South African life. Hey, Claire – reality check – You do not live there anymore, so stop thinking about the past because it’s not going to help the present.

Now is the time for me to accept the inevitable transitions and changes of expat life, and the opportunity for me to nurture my personal growth and development.

I’ve been taking this opportunity to write more. I am releasing the words in my head and creating thoughts and theories which I hope to share with you over the coming months.

Please keep checking back… there is so much more to come!

Big Smiles,
Claire