of turning water into wealth
It took me years, literally years, to figure out how to work solely online to sustain the lifestyle I was living. I promised myself back in 2017 after returning home from my first ever solo trip that I would be self employed for the rest of my life. I knew that I needed freedom to travel and work from anywhere in the world, on my own schedule, as my own boss -
I just had no idea how I was going to keep that promise to myself.
But, i'm happy to say, I held myself to that promise.
I started doing content creation for companies as an equal energy exchange, then eventually, I started getting paid. That was a long process before I even made a dollar. When the jobs did come, they'd be far and few in between and didn't pay a living salary.
I've also done a lot of work trades in my life. I've lived with a family watching their kids in Switzerland, I've lived on a tiny island on Portugal helping with a startup tech company, I've helped open up a coworking spot in Bali... all amazing opportunities that let me live in amazing places all over the world, but I wasn't making ANY money from that.
I had been managing brands and businesses social media accounts for about a year and a half - working closely with yoga retreat centers, yoga teachers, coworking locations, and ethical clothing companies. I absolutely loved the live I was living, but I knew that wasn't my purpose.
I also got to the point where I didn't want to post on my own social media anymore because I felt so overwhelmed with posting on the other accounts that I managed. I was making other people's businesses thrive and giving all of my effort and energy into that at the expense of myself -
I watched as my best friend created the life she had always envisioned and had told me she was manifesting while we were both still living on O'ahu. She was helping people become the best version of themselves, spreading consciousness on environmental issues, and making an abundance of income in the process. She told me many times,
"how I needed to trust her on this" but I resisted.
I was scared to invest in myself.
I had a bad relationship with the little money to my name
and felt that I needed to hold onto every last penny.
but that all changed
I booked a trip to Bali in March to spend some time with friends, surf and attend a yoga retreat. I was able to go because flights were insanely cheap. I was having serious doubts if that was the right decision after analyzing the number displayed as my bank account total. Sure, the flights were cheap - but how was I about to afford the entire month in Bali?! Definitely felt like that was the "irresponsible" decision at the time, but I knew I needed to go.
Safe to say that was a big risk yet best financial decision I could have made because it led me to realize I needed to make a change in my life. After spending a few days at your best friends villa in Bali living the life you once had, but didn't anymore because of finances - well, that was enough to get me damn inspired. I needed to address and acknowledge my relationship with money. I needed to realize I was in control of my
(or lack there of)
And then everything changed.
It all happened so effortlessly, in divine timing.
I'm a firm believer in everything happening exactly as it should, in divine timing.
AND IT DID