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Home is where the heart is

I’m back and I felt so at home already in the airport of Sydney.

I’d chosen to take a night flight because it was cheap but even though I’d three seats to my disposal I got very little sleep. Therefore I’ve used two days to try and get into sync again πŸ˜€ but I’m here and I’ll stay now for 5-6 months and this is so wonderful.

The first day I went for a walk to Bondi Beach to get some food and I was recognized by the store owner from Bitebox. That felt amazing to get waved at, get a good talk and get a box with meat and vegetables. Then I went to the neighbour shop my favorite and got a fresh made melon juice. After that I went right down to the beach and just sat there and ate.

Guys I’m home πŸ˜€ it’s funny how many people say that their place/house/four walls are their home. For me it’s where my heart is and Bondi is where my heart is and no matter where I’ll end up living Bondi is my home and I’m a Bondi girl πŸ™‚

And to make it even more adventurous while I was eating all hell broke loose for the lifeguards and they had to save two teenagers in very bad shape and they did as usual an amazing job. Most of it I know from the news because I’ll never join the ring of death unless it’s somebody I know getting saved.

In these days I stay at a hostel close to the beach so when I go to the roof top I get an amazing view over the ocean.Β  One of these days when the weather is good I’ll go up there and do some whale watching.

I’m using my days on getting settled and getting ready for school which starts Monday at 9 am. Therefore I’ve been shopping a little – looking at places to stay – looking at job agencies – making my CV – you know all the boring stuff πŸ˜€

Tonight I’ll reward myself and get food from my favorite restaurant and the best thing is it’s big portions of quality food for cheap money.

 

 

 

Today I did it

I gathered enough courage to go to the local swimming pool and it might sound crazy to you but for me it was such a huge deal that I’m so over the moon.

It’s about 11 years ago that I’ve been in a local swimming pool after that I’ve only been swimming in the ocean and fjords in the summer and the last 4 years only in the company of others with close relationship. The reason is that after a flue went into my nerve system in april 2011 my dyspraxia (motoric control disorder) in the legs has increased. While I can jump, run, dance etc. like every body else, thenΒ my legs are having problems adjusting to walking on the ground and carry my full weight, when I’ve been weightless in water or standing on a S.U.P. board or running on a treadmill . It’s so embarrassing and annoying so therefore I’ve avoided being alone in these situations. On good days it’s like walking on legs that are sleeping but on bad days I hardly can control my legs.

I love swimming in the ocean so when I went to Bondi I knew that I had to just do it.Β  My big concern was how people would react because people can’t see that I’ve dyspraxia and yes the lifeguards on Bondi shouted at me one of the first days I was going to shore after taking a bath. I couldn’t hear what they were saying with their megaphone because of the waves but the way my legs gave in under me they probably though I was 1) drunk or 2) that the rip was giving me problems.

When I surfed/SUPed I had an instructor who supported me and knew what was going on so I felt safe and protected. At the same time my instructor wasn’t just a random instructor because I know I need PT’s and instructors that are patient, bossy and an empathic/caring side.

So you see going to the local swimming pool alone is a huge challenge for me. But I did it today and it was a success. My technique was so good that I had to switch to the lane reserved for fast swimmers. I managed 300 m in good pace, so I’m so happy.

I have a dream and I’m going for it

I woke up today (my day off work to study day) and my head was buzzing. Since sunday night I’ve been totally out of sync and I needed grounding, clarity and focus or I will not make it. Therefore, after a good chat with a friend of mine, I sat down and began to write. Instead of just scribbling on a piece of paper that goes on the wall or in a drawer I have chosen to make a page here on my site to hopefully inspire somebody with it. If I can help just one person to keep following his or her dream or to start following a dream it’s all worth it πŸ™‚

It all started long ago but I’ll start last friday. I was so mentally and physically exhausted that I was ready to give up everything. Fortunately I had a session with my PT and I went because I know that when I feel the most reluctant it’s the most important day to go. My PT knows that I’ve done kick-boxing earlier in life and he is good at reading me so when I had nothing left in me he gave me boxing gloves on. Man … my PT know how to get me to fight to the last blood drop kicking and beating.

When I get the gloves on I go into another world – like being 100% in the present and only one focus. Like a meditation where the mind shuts every thing out. The only thing I got was a picture of me on the SUP board on β€ͺ#β€ŽBondiBeach‬ and that kept me going.

All weekend my body was so sore and then one more session monday. I told my PT I was sore and he did just like the kick-boxing trainers I have had – he made me work even harder all the way to physically exhaustion. After the session I sat in the sauna stretching, relaxing and my brain flat lined but he had started a process he made me fight instead of surrendering. Therefore I’m so ready for the next round.

So here is my dream and my blueprint

Bondi Lifeguard Suncare

Bondi SPF 50+ aerosolI’ve at last found a sunscreen I love and that can protect my skin in a good way so I’ve made a whole page about sun care in general πŸ™‚ – read more

I love Bondi Beach and the work the Bondi Lifeguards do. Beside that they help a lot and is also involved in the sunscreen business.

When I was in Sydney, I felt so at home on Bondi at the same I had in front booked a surf instructor, so I needed a good sunscreen to protect my skin when I was out on the water. I knew that with my balance and lack of skill I would probably be some time in the water and I would also need a sunscreen that stayed on when I lied on the board paddling.

So this became the love of my life in the sunscreen ares πŸ™‚

How do I keep smiling

I’m often asked how I can keep smiling and focusing on the good in life with my past. And triggered from Laura Holbrook ‘s video yesterday about “learn to love what is even when it sucks” I’ll share my thoughts.

The question that pops up in my head, when people ask me “how I can keep smiling” is “why it’s possible to smile and be happy in the moment, while feeling overwhelmed by all the crap going on in life?” – It’s a choice I take every day when I wake up and it’s my lifeline to focus on the good in life. And yes I know that the autumn 2014 and until somewhere on my Australia trip, I was so overwhelmed by life. I know I’m not over it yet but now at least I know what I want and what to do :-)

I just know that by being grateful and enjoy the good stuff and the small fun moments, the things that sucks becomes so less overwhelming. I choose to remember the fun stuff like when 3 of the backpackers I lived with became creative when I asked for a picture with them. The picture is hanging over my desk at home. Thank you Harry, Ben and Sam I loved that moment πŸ™‚

Most of the time I’ve to seek the moments of happiness. I’ve used time on finding the things that makes me happy. Like the surfing on Bondi – I just knew by instinct that I had to do it. And as icing on the cake it ended up being with @deanogladstone. He showed up to be an incredible decent and positive guy who took me out on the ocean, even though I’m “blind” without my glasses and with the challenges I’ve with the balance. It’s one of the rare times that I’ve met a person, who is so much more positive thinker than me and doing the clean living too. I still have so much to learn πŸ˜‰

While staying in Sydney I often took the first train to Bondi beach and just sat on the beach watched life and the ocean. The feeling I got on Bondi beach, I’ve never tried before, and I’ve been on a lot of beaches. I just felt so grounded and it felt like home. That’s a rare feeling for me. To keep me remember that feeling both out on the water and on the beach, I’ve pictures over my desk at work and at home πŸ™‚

I’ve a long list over what makes me happy and Bondi is #1 on my list. But right now I live on the other side of the world, so I just have to do what is possible in the moment – one day at a time πŸ™‚ – Watching Bondi Lifeguards Rescue one of them and I’ve followed their work in quite some years now.

Eating tasty food is another especially chocolate and ice cream πŸ˜€ – but living almost Paleo has been a challenge but solved πŸ™‚
Challenging myself or taking challenges from others that helps me get away from the “shy rather masculine nerd” I’m, is another I love doing πŸ˜€
Like when I walked up to an australian police car and asked them to take a photo with me. I was so nervous that I sounded like a beginner in english.

So you just have to find out what makes your day and create memories to live on and follow your dreams.

 

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