The beginning of the next phase

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Everything is ready and packed, the fridge empty, the house ordered and spotless. Only I still remain in the apartment, reluctant to say good bye to the place I still call home, to the place that has been my refuge and my sanctuary during this last month in Spain.

It is time to go back to Thailand, time to say good bye to Madrid and to most of my loved ones to start the next stage of our stay in Bangkok and the final preparations for the event we are expecting with such joy and respect.

Time to go, time to say good bye and time to start something new. And I feel happy and sad, determined and moved, cool and touched at the same time.

Such a recurrent theme in my life, saying good bye and starting a new adventure, with all these mixed feelings keeping me company.

But this year, in three months, everything is going to be different and it will be more than me and my thoughs, for a long long time.

And so, I want this year, this next stage, to start differently, to be my best version, more present, more focused, more appreciative.

Which is why I decided to join Winnie Kao, the Special Projects Assistant of my admired Seth Godin, one-week YourTurnChallenge.

The idea behind the Your Turn Challenge is that if we produce what we want to produce in small steps — and do it together with a fierce and like-minded tribe — we prove to ourselves that we can do it.

This is the year where I want to focus on my baby, my writing, and my web design business and what better way to start than commiting myself to write every single day for the next week, no matter what.

Here are the rules:

  • Blog every day for 7 days.
  • You can write on any topic as long as you share a perspective. There will also be different prompts each day to spur your creativity.
  • Optional: share your posts on Facebook or Twitter and tag it #YourTurnChallenge. Your friends and family will know if you skipped a day….

And here I am, writing this post, even when I have the worst cold I can remember, I spent the day dragging my and my big belly around to pack the house for the next 5 months and I feel beyond exhausted.

Here I am and I am proud 🙂

Diana

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