Finally FREE(lance)

So, I’ve been a little quiet lately and it’s time to tell you why. 

As many of you know, the beauty industry has been the biggest part of my life for as long as I can remember. The last couple of years have seen me develop allergic reactions to the treatments I’m performing, and the last big reaction resulted in a hospital visit and the realisation that this part of my career was over. 

It’s been a hard pill to swallow, and a difficult fight for my body too, but trust me when I tell you to put your health first. Always.

It’s a sad time for me I have to admit, with more tears than even I had expected. But this isn’t a blog to grieve my fallen career, this is a blog to highlight the joys of new beginnings.

It would have been so easy to give up my business and get another Spa Manager position, or work in retail again, but that wouldn’t be right for me. You see, I am a dream chaser and I am always craving something new and exciting, so here it is.

Instead of wallowing in self pity, coated in hydrocortisone and mourning my business, I am taken the path unknown and creating my own adventure.

I am fortunate to have another dream thats close to my heart and I am inspired enough to be able to take this opportunity and chase it. That dream is to write and to travel, to learn and explore, to inspire and to coach, to give something back and encourage you to live your biggest life, because I’ve finally got the chance to live mine! I'm finally freelance!

This is a journey of health and wellness, self discovery and healing. 

This is a journey of freedom and adventure and being able to say I finally did it.

I have always been a big believer in vision boards, and visualisation - asking the universe for the things I want to manifest. It wasn’t until I made the decision to change my life that I realised this isn’t a random thing that has happened. I ASKED FOR THIS, over and over again!

Two years ago I placed flags in my world map of places I wanted to see and the first flags I pinned were Bali, Australia  and New Zealand (closely followed by South Africa, Canada and Alaska).

Less than 12 months ago I voiced my dream at a Soul Savvy Meet Up to sell everything I own and travel to Bali where I can write full time.
5 years ago before heading to work for Steiner I wrote “Australia’ on my vision board.

Just 6 months ago I pinned Bali on Pinterest, and screenshotted it on Instagram. 

I’ve spent hours scrolling through images and Wanderlusting after other peoples’ adventures.
I’ve asked for this for so long that it’s no coincidence that I am now financially able to go as well as emotionally ready to head out alone. 

Every thing I’ve done, every moment of happiness, every tear, every heartbreak, every adventure, every single second has led me to here because I believed in the universe and I totally believed in myself. I still do!

I’m ready to leave the comfort of past for the exciting uncertainty of the next part of my life. Who knows where it will take me, I just know that all those things I’ve ever wanted are ready for the taking…

So here I go! I’ve decided to document my travels through The Harmony Army and to continue coaching from across the pond. 

I vow to take you with me and bring you my adventures, advice and affirmations from across the globe!

Let the journey begin…

Ashlie

xx