Hi, my name is Jo and I would like to share my journey with you.
My husband and I retired to a foreign country in our early 50s to enjoy a more balanced lifestyle. We are not wealthy but we made the conscious choice to leave all behind as we knew it - our friends, pay cheques, lifestyle and stress. We had no idea how it would unfold and just went into it with eyes wide open. We have now celebrated our first year being residents of a tropical island.
As a retiree, I now have the freedom to express myself and have started a blog page to share my life experiences and lessons learned along my path. I am just an average Jo making my way in the world but feel guided to share what I have learned, in the hope it may assist anyone feeling ‘stuck’ along their way.
My family grew up in country Australia where life was simple and uneventful. At the age of 17, I moved to the Northern Beaches of Sydney seeking fun and adventure. I had a bad case of wanderlust and was forever on the move. After a few years living in and around Sydney, I moved interstate and then overseas. I never understood what drove me to wander far and wide or what it was that I was seeking, so I just kept moving. In the late 80s I moved to Vancouver Canada and stayed several years, before relocating back to Australia in the late 90s.
Wanderlust took me to Melbourne in December 2001 looking for a better quality of life – a new job and hopefully meet a nice guy. I hadn’t planned to move at such a tragic time in history, but there I was, in the aftermath of 9/11!
Within 6 months in Melbourne, I met my future husband, landed a great job and was diagnosed coeliac – what a way to start the next chapter of my life.
SKILLS & GIFTS
I have had many different careers over my working life including:
- bar tendering in nightclubs/bars/casino,
- a fitness instructor,
- a beauty therapist;
- over 20 years as a legal assistant in law firms.
I always gave 100% but never truly felt any passion in what I did until I started to listen to my heart instead of my head. Along the way I also acquired:
- Legal Secretary Diploma
- Diploma of Management
- Beauty Therapy Diploma
- Train the Trainer Certification
- Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
- Certificate in Event Management
- NLP Practitioner & NLP Master Practitioner
* Clairvoyant Healer Practitioner
* Theta Healing Basic DNA & Advanced DNA
* Traditional Usui Reiki Level 1
* Pellowah Healing
* Angel Healing Diploma
* Akashic Records Guide