Happy International Womens Day ❤️
At work I was asked – together with other great women – to prepare a blog for Womens Day…I was very honored to be asked and that also gave me the idea to share with a broader group of fantastic people in my life ❤️ you guys 😊 so this is what I shared:
Audit Manager, Scandinavia
My life has been filled with movements – big and small. I was born in England, moved to France and then to Denmark after my parents divorced. My father stayed in Paris and I travelled back and forth 6-8 times a year for a very long time. My mother re-married and my step-father’s job took us around even more. After a while I decided to move to Paris to get to know my father even better. Met my partner and we moved to Sweden. Many years later we split up – but as close friends – and I moved back to Denmark, this time with my two boys.
So, I’m a woman with a broad international background but Danish at heart. As a child it was difficult to move around so much – I count 27 different places. It was hard to fit in and I was often subject to evil tongues as I travelled a lot which in many people ́s eyes may seem luxurious but as a kid you just want to fit in and “be normal”. But I never felt sorry for myself, I always knew how to take out the positives in a not so positive situation and build strength out of that and the fact that I have experienced many different cultures and been in various difficult situations that has helped me shape my life-story and developed my life-philosophy. To the story is also the constant encouragement from my mother who stood by me and guided me forward.
I am now married again and with my husband ́s 2 children our house is filled with a lot of energy. My family is my harbor, my home is my castle and I put my children/family first in my life, but I am at the same time a strong believer that it is possible to have an interesting and strong career together with other interests at the same time. I am convinced that because I have a big family I know how to keep calm in various situations leveraging all the different daily tasks at work and at home. I do not always succeed of course but hey, that’s life right? We learn all day – every day.
I want to encourage other women – coach them – the reason being that a women/a mother is almost always THE anchor of a family and the number one influencer on children. Therefore, I want to use my experience to dress women for success and teach them to embrace all sides of themselves, facing their challenges and grow as an individual and help turn things around. See the gift in all situations. I have a personal blog (on the social media) where I share bits of my life story to help inspire others and I coach women (and kids) in my spare time.
To keep my energy level I have realized how important it is that I take care of myself both physically, mentally and spiritually….and this is part of my message to my fellow colleagues – men and women:
– always be true to yourself;
– listen to your heart – it will guide you;
– be authentic in all situations;
– keep your integrity intact; and
– don ́t be afraid to show vulnerabilities.
So what do I do? Well, I reload my battery through daily meditations (just 5 min can help you a long way), long walks in the woods/in the city if there are no woods around, painting acrylics, keeping a healthy diet, working out at the gym, blogging and keep noticing the love all around me. Love comes in different colors and levels. I am grateful for my life and I am the strong believer that “what comes around goes around”.
An important lesson that life has taught me is that with a positive mindset, love in your heart and putting the ego at side, a happy fulfilling life is at your reach. It is possible to have peace in the heart and at the same time be a busy bee ☺. Life is what you make it to be☺.