I first discovered 10thousandgirl in 2011 and fell in love with the idea. Incredible things happen when women get together, and young women in particular are a force to be reckoned with!
Investing in myself
It was in Canberra that I attended the Life Planning Workshop (now Life Makeover Retreat). It’s easy to be swept away in the “busyness” of life, the minutiae of everyday challenges. It took a lot of self-convincing and working through excuses before I finally invested in myself and signed up.
The workshop gave me the space and time to just focus on myself. I was surrounded by a supportive group of women, each of us on our own journey, and each of us looking to connect with like-minded others. The program encouraged me to reflect on what do I value, where have I been, where do I want to go, what are the possibilities?
It brought to focus how important it was to give ourselves permission to go within and from this process we start to map out our personal path forward – our purpose.
The workshop was very practical, including personal reflections and activities, discussions and Q&A session with a financial planner. One of my biggest takeaways was making a vision board. I discovered how powerful it was to allow ourselves to not only listen to our inner voice, but to then explore what we can create – because no matter our situation, we can choose to lead the life we want.
My own journey
Reflecting on my own journey, I first became a property owner at 26 years old. Together with my husband, Greg, we were confronted with a huge learning curve, having chosen to build our first home. Within five years, we had several investment properties funded by the equity in our residential home. We also had a young family, with our two boys, Jacob and Matt.
Becoming a mum opened my eyes to the world of small business. I was searching for a way to nurture myself as a new mother, and started a business which provides rest and relaxation through yoga retreats. We’ve now held over fifty retreats and have introduced yoga to hundreds of people.
Through this experience, I was fortunate to meet other women in the wellness industry. I am inspired by, and have much gratitude for, women who work hard to make a positive impact in the lives of others. I discovered a passion for helping women have greater control of their time, energy and financial security.
This lead to my second business, Women in Wellbeing, where business is made simple for women with a passion for health, healing and happiness. I provide coaching, guest speaking and host a podcast featuring successful women in the wellness industry across Australia and overseas.
Remember that life is a journey and at any point in time we have a choice.
Take time out for yourself. Give yourself permission to reflect on your journey so far and the possibilities you can create. Surround yourself with loved ones – then go for it!
“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the next best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb
If you want to hear more about PJ’s yoga retreats, Simplicity Retreats, or her coaching business, Women in Wellbeing you can reach her at on 0403 966 429 or at Hello@WomenInWellbeing.com.
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