I’ve been wanting to resuscitate my blog for a little while now. So much happened in the last few months, that it was unclear where my life path was heading. I still don’t have everything figured out, but I know I am exactly where I need to be and I am feeling inspired to share my thoughts of the moment with you. So here I am, in my cosy “2 et demi” in Montreal, on a sunny September morning, happily writing this post.
Back in March, the world shifted. We entered an unknown terrain. We were scared, confused, excited. A minority of the population were fighting on the front lines (such as my brother and sister that I admire enormously), however, the majority of us were forced to stay home and face our life to it simplest form, which can be very frighting. We live in such an incredible fast-paced world, that we almost never fucking stop. Well that was it. The Universe gave us a ‘forced sick leave’. The world needed a timeout and here it was.
The last few months have been a hell of a ride of emotions, questioning, adaptations. The coronavirus have forced us to slow down, to review our life, to try new things, to make necessary changes. As Chris Hatfield said: “It’s an opportunity to do something different in your life, and to maybe reassess where you are. That’s what we do onboard the spaceship as well. You can find your own personal space voyage right now.”
This is exactly what I did.
I spent my first 3 months of confinement in my hometown, with my parents. I went straight back to my roots. This was the best thing that could have happened to me. It changed my life. As a woman with a nomadic lifestyle, who’s been abroad for the last four years, always in quest of adventure, with a constant thirst for excitement, the situation forced me to chill out. For the first time in a few years, I finally took the time to breath, to slow down, to experience life on another level. Don’t get me wrong, it hasn’t been all pink and easy. I had a few tickets to ride the emotional roller coaster, but with time, I have learned to accept all emotions that arise. I learned to leave negativity behind and breath positivity in.
I have also learned to follow my intuition on deeper level and to trust the Universe. As one of my good friend always say: “Life doesn’t happen to you, it’s happening for you”. So when my international school in Bogota called me to postpone my contract, I was disappointed, of course, but I trust life and this meant something. Fast-forward a few weeks, and here I am in Montreal, beginning a new life chapter. I am currently working on various personal projects, learning new skills, living a slow, healthy life and I have never felt so grounded and fulfilled. It is not the lifestyle I was expecting a few months ago, but it is the right one for me, at this present moment. I’m simply learning to follow my soul compass and to embrace life as it come. My South American story will come later, I have no doubt about it.
I wish you all love, happiness and enlightenment in those strange times we are facing. Be open to what life brings you and welcome change. This is probably (and hopefully) a once in a lifetime situation, so make the most out of it. Enjoy finding your own personal space voyage too! 💫