I was always the dreamer. I always walked around with my head in the clouds. Some would call me childish, some would call me naïve. Nobody ever called me a dreamer, or a seeker. So, as time past by, instead of dreaming - I conformed. I conformed to my family, my friends, and to my culture. I did all the things I was supposed to do, until one day I snapped out of it - and I realized two things: 1) I was not living my true authentic life, the life that I wanted; and 2) Even though I wasn't conscious of it, a lot of my dreams were still coming true.
And from there began my journey to rediscover myself. To start dreaming my dreams again. And, that is when I discovered Oola.
That was 10 years ago, 3 countries ago - the kids are following their passions and have grown into very independent, strong and open-minded young adults. We are still vegan, growing older and healthier year by year...
BUT - and, yes there is a but - in Oola, we have something called the Oola wheel. Through answering 7 questions in the 7 F's of Oola, we get an idea of where we are in life. And, well - let me tell you, my wheel was not balanced... I was NOT on a roll.
My field (my career) was very good, but my fitness - maybe not so much. I wanted to say that my family was good, but after answering the questions - again, not so good. And, let us not even talk about the finances... It was a slap in the face, I was successful in one area in life - work. And, it dawned on me that maybe work was my band aid, and a way for me not having to deal with the trauma that I had gone through, my kids had gone through.
Oola came to the rescue. Oola made me look at areas of my life that I did not want to look at. Oola opened by eyes to living a life, not just existing in a life. So, I started dusting off my dreams again, and moving towards the next step in my journey.
So far my dreams had taken me from Spain to Australia to Denmark. From Denmark to Italy, and now we were moving to America. Yay, I had long dreamed about living in America, and it was finally happening, and in New York of all places. YES! The job was the dream job, the kids would have amazing opportunities and as a family we were off on another adventure. Win Win Win!
Then - fast-forward 3 years - COVID19 happened. And, I find myself asking those questions: Where am I in my life right now? Is this where I want to be 5 years from now? 10 years from now?? And, the answer was no.
I was miserable in the job I once loved. I was struggling financially. My family life was boring to say the least. So, I asked the question: “If you did not have to worry about time or money, what would you do?” And, my answer was simple, it had always been simple: I want to travel! I want to see the world! And if I can do that 24/7/365, I will be the happiest person in the world. Great, so in being able to support a lifestyle of 24/7/365 travel, you cannot be tied down to one location for your job. Your job needs to be wherever you are, as long as you have a laptop and Wi-Fi. So, what kind of jobs are available where you do not need to be tied down to one location…???
I had always wanted to be a life coach, and when I saw that my favorite two guys “the Oola Guys” were training coaches, I was like: YES!!! This is exactly what I have been looking for, and I pressed the button and applied - and here I am!
My journey has been a roller-coaster ride of ups and downs. But, I am happy to say that today, and every day - I keep taking steps towards my Oola Life. I am still a dreamer, but today I am proud to say that I am a dreamer with a purpose. A dreamer with the purpose of helping you not only dream again, but to teach you how to take the necessary steps to get from dreaming to your Oola Life.