I can’t quite believe I haven’t written a blogpost in 2019 yet! Well, I focused on polishing up the Instagram feed for a while. And I went to Nepal in the beginning of the year to do interior consulting for a friend’s new guesthouse (post to follow). But that was in the first two weeks of the year. And just to say it again: boy, did I freeze in Kathmandu! And I froze INSIDE, not outside. No indoor heating … that’s hard for a pampered Westerner! For an extensive visual coverage of the trip just go to my Insta feed and enjoy the colors of beautiful Kathmandu- but you'll have to scroll down quite a bit!!
So what did I do the rest of the time? Well, I got into a bit of a dip about what I want to do with (the rest of) my life. Haha. I am so close to retirement and all of a sudden all my projects have lost their shine. So I had some coaching and some good brainstorming with BFFs and things have recently looked up a bit. But I am still not clear on what I want to do “when I grow up” i.e. when I don’t need to go to my salaried job anymore. I guess that will take some more time.
During the process (which included the creation of the above moodboard) I had come to the conclusion that I wanted to teach yoga after all (with all the trainings I’ve done I never felt the call to stand in front of a group!), take some more training as a senior fitness instructor, do something with my training as an encourager, sign up for training as a decluttering coach – all of which have been suspended again.
Right now I just don’t know which direction to go! One of the ideas was to teach yoga to best-agers, trying to awaken the “silver-haired queen” (the "chandi rani" in Nepali) in my yoginis. I even came up with logo ideas, as seen below – but the dreadful feeling about actually teaching just doesn’t go away.
So I’ll keep you posted on the developments regarding life after retirement.
I still have a couple of years to go after all … but sometimes I get so tired of my salaried job that I want to quit early!
Beata, all-round encourager:: of art and artists of Nepal, of a preschool in Kathmandu, of the great work of encouragement based on Adlerian psychology and the Theo Schoenaker's concept!