It all happened in what seemed like a moment, but in actual fact it had been building for a long time.
The need to see my two sons after so much time apart was stronger than any contractions I experienced when bringing them into this world.
During this time apart we’ve learnt what each of us are willing to do and not willing to do in order to remain true to ourselves, and own our sovereignty.
Being in their space now is really rather surreal.
Same essence, but now like a glitch in time we’ve fast forwarded into the future of these ‘young men’, who are now fully deserving of the phrase.
Voices have deepened even more, manly physiques in full throttle, their capabilities strengthened – along with their sense of identity and interdependence.
Revisiting places on dog walks, seeing faces pass me by, it is like time stood still for everyone.
It’s like Groundhog Day on repeat even all these years later.
Surprised by the situation I find myself in, it couldn’t have come at a better time.
A HUGE milestone for my eldest and Mama just couldn’t resist the opportunity to fly back to ‘rebalance our wheels’ and see where this new chapter in life takes us all.
Being back in the British Isles has been full of moments where I haven’t spoken at all.
With so much of what I’ve been working on coming together, all the trainings and learning I’ve been diving deep into are proving to be paying off in a multitude of ways.
There have been some challenges along the way, and quite honestly… I was tired.
And I needed Mama Time.
There’s a calmness now I am in their space, with our family fur baby girl. The unsettled feelings have gone. I find it fascinating in many ways.
This reset, this pit stop, next chapter, whatever we want to call it has proven very beneficial for the final chapters of the first two books being released in The Mermaid’s Guide Series: Being A Digital Nomad and Being A Long Distance Parent.
There’s work to do, a lot more action to take, more focus needed. The reintegration will unfold as and when necessary, if at all.
I am here to do what is needed to be done, and more importantly I’m here to BE Mum and achieve all my sons and I are setting out to do.
With the culture shock subsiding and the confrontation of past aspects of my life dealt with, it is time to move to the next level.
Before that next level though, I needed my ocean fix. It may not be the North East of Brasil, but her power was still felt with this trip back in time.
There is no point in delaying the success we all desire, even if it means we work at weekends, whilst our teenage son is crashed out on the couch after a night long session of gaming.
His choice, and no bad vibes from me. I spent my nights dancing away at raves when I was his age, and like they say, “same sport, different equipment”.
Next week I reply to emails, hit the phones and dive back into work full throttle, with my sons helping me in various areas of the business.
They want the jet-skis… they earn the jet-skis!
For now though, it’s time to mind map some clarity for this next phase of the journey and the US book tour next year.
A book tour which has been developing in my mind, my journalling and mind mapping,
And one that will see me hit the next targets on my 4Million Footprint Challenge I’ve given myself.
Stepping back from our businesses to regroup, refocus and reenergise with our loved ones family is much needed, more than some of us realise.
The feelings we get of the calm before the party,
And those nervous butterflies flying around in our tummy all day and dancing in our dreams at night are going to be satiated.
Our dreams are for dancing in, and creating the momentum needed for more dreaming, with the reality of said dreams coming true; and then it’s more of the same exciting dances to dream in.
I’m off to dream and dance with the post-it notes, marker opens and flip charts,
Ciao for now –
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