The truth is I have struggled so much to write this…
I have been thinking about it for 2 weeks and nothing…. My mind is blank, and my soul has felt so uninspired. I haven’t written a blog l for 2 months. Did you notice?
In mid-November, I had to rush back to Colombia because my Aunty and Godmother (who was like another mother to me) got sick. Fortunately, I got to see her and spend a few days with her before she passed away.
But her passing hit me in a way I cannot even explain. I spent 5 weeks in Colombia with my family and got back to Perth right before Christmas to spend the last week of the year with my husband. I was trying to make sense of what happened in the last 2 months in my life for a long time.
I have questioned everything about my life, my businesses and how I see myself in the next few years. Like a hurricane, I felt I had been shaken completely and left feeling a bit lost.
I do not like the feeling at all… I am, most of the time, a very focused person who thrives on having goals and feeling directed.
I have not created a specific plan for 2020 for the first time in… I don’t even know how long. And all I could get myself to do was simply to feel into my body, my soul and my mind, what do I want to create in January? Instead of going for super-specific goals (because nothing will come to mind) I went more into how I wanted to feel in each area of my life and from there some simple actions came to mind.
I re-committed to my morning rituals (lots of meditation, journaling and reading) and slowly, very slowly started to move my body, by taking my puppy to the park and starting my fitness classes at the park again.
2 weeks into January and I am slightly more excited about the new year (finally!), more interested in thinking about what I want to do in February and more clear on the purpose of my life at the moment.
Life is SO precious! One of the things I loved the most about my aunty is how she lived and enjoyed life every second. I have never met a woman more full of life and joy, more funny, crazy and loving. She brightened every room she walked into and will bring a smile or a big laugh, a great conversation and leaving you feeling alive.
She was the greatest example I have had in my life of being present in the moment and being totally authentic without worrying what others thought of her.
It was with a clear heart and soul, that I felt the only thing I wanted to put my effort into, for now, was running my Presence workshop in February. Once I decided that my inspiration came back and the light in my heart came back to life.
It wasn't until I looked deep again that I rediscovered that what I do is what I am meant to be doing. That my teachings are my contribution to the planet for the time being and I love it.
And I know bit by bit I will be back to my normal self, stronger and more clear than ever and how I want to continue living my life!
I wish you all a 2020 full of joy and the determination to make it a fantastic year!!
Lots of love
PS. If you are in Perth you can click here to read more about ‘The presence formula workshop’. I would love to have you there.
Alba Gomez is an image and personal brand coach, keynote speaker, first impressions specialist and professional image consultant.
Born in Colombia and based in Australia, she travels nationally and internationally for speaking, executive coaching, consulting and training.
Alba works with individuals and small groups right through to large corporations. She brings her client’s image into line with their personal and professional roles, giving them the clarity and confidence to look and feel their best. Alba uses a unique, results-orientated approach, drawing on her 14 years of experience with systems and processes as an engineer.