WHAT IS YOUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY?
Mine is FULFILLMENT. To live a life which is fulfilled and where I don’t compromise what truly matters.
Let me tell you a bit about my..
JOURNEY TO FULFILLMENT
When I was a child I used to accompany my friends when they were going back home in the dark. I didn’t have any smaller siblings to take care of, so I compensated by having a lot of friends. There was always somebody to take care of, someone who had problems to be solved.
Family and friends thought I would grow up to be a psychologist. But when I was around 20, I was more interested in taking care of myself and discovering who I was. I decided to use my creative skills and express my world in an artistic way.
To live your full potential you need to leave your comfort zone
I grew up in the south of Sweden with the belief that studying and working should be fun. After attending film school, I worked for the state Swedish television. This gave me a lot of fulfillment, until one day I felt the urge to see more of the world.
During a trip to Guatemala, I discovered photography and what a powerful way it is to tell a story about people and their lives. I had found my way of expression. With pictures, I could combine my creativity and my sensibility.
And there it was- FLOW in my life
Not long after, I achieved something that a lot of people said was impossible: while an intern at a Polish newspaper, I got employed by the big international news agency Reuters in Warsaw.
For the first time as an adult, I felt truly alive- I felt I was using my full creative potential. For a couple of years, I traveled with my camera all around Poland, capturing people in moments of every day life.
From breakdown to breakthrough
I was at the peak of my career when my body gave me a clear signal that I had to change my lifestyle. I wasn’t well. I’d have ignored the signals if a doctor hadn’t told me that I might not be able to have children.
From then on, my life took a completely different turn. I lost my motivation to work and I asked myself the question:
What is most important to me in life?
The answer was easy:
So why did I spend most of my time working?
I quit my job, sold my apartment and moved to be with my boyfriend who was living in Berlin. Most people said I was crazy.
Berlin is a very friendly town, but coming here as a foreigner and starting all over again when you are a bit over 30 was a bigger challenge then I had expected.
How long does it take before YOU ask for support?
I waited too long.
I didn’t have the knowledge and confidence back then that I have today.
And I didn’t have the courage to search for help or support. One of my beliefs back then was “What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger.” And I suffered in silence.
After years of not knowing if I’d ever become a mother, our daughter was finally born. Today she’s my most inspiring teacher – reminding me every day of the pure happiness of the early years of a human being’s life.
Eventually, my biggest breakdown led to my most important breakthrough
I challenge myself daily to remove what is in the way so I can feel that natural joy again. The interest in myself is still there, but the urge to support other people on their journey has come back.
And my friends and family were right – psychology is my biggest passion!
Looking back, I now know that it’s not only important to have good friends and family who are there for you. When you are stuck and lack confidence to move forward, what also is important is to have a guide and a companion who helps you see what’s preventing you from living a fulfilled life, and to make powerful decisions.
As a Life Coach I’ve the privilege to be a companion to women who choose to create shifts in their lives- personal or professional. I still see myself as an artist- an artist who creates a safe space for people to grow and discover how to live a life of their choice.