Integrative / Intuitive Health and Empowerment Coaching
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Catch your thoughts....
April 19, 2014
My Reason for being...
May 1, 2013
'Guilty of Libel...?'
June 3, 2014
February 24, 2014
I wonder at life's twists and turns. At how fate lends a hand when you least expect it and if you are brave enough to seize the day, how she will rescue you.
During those lonely days back in Spain, while my husband and son were in the UK, I happened upon an advertisement one late night on the back cover of a UK College of Nursing journal. These were mailed to me every 3 months and I rarely had the time to read them. I was packing up the house of all our personal belongings and stopped for a well earned glass of red wine and some chocolate... my staple diet in those dark days, cheaper than food and more satisfying. As I started to clear the items from my letter trays and desk draws into a large rubbish sack, I saw the advert that would change our lives forever.
'Alberta Needs YOU!' Alberta. In fact, Calgary. Not the Wetaskiwin, Alberta that I was destined for some 18 years previous, but just South of there. What the hell! I had nothing to lose. I applied. Fired off my up to date curriculum which was ready to apply for nursing jobs back in North Wales. So why not email one off to Canada? I honestly did not imagine for one second that anything would come of it. But who would believe it? I was called 3 days later and had my first of 3 telephone interviews. At the end of the last, I was offered a job and relocation assistance.
I remember calling my husband and asking him if rather than settle in North Wales, did he fancy settling for Alberta, Canada, instead? He knew that I had always regretted having had that opportunity denied me. We had often wondered at our fate. Had I have gone, we would likely never have married, and we would not have had our beautiful son...
His response was similar to that of mine. What the hell? We've nothing to lose. And we hadn't. Wherever we chose, we would be starting again, from scratch.
Only three months later, the three of us were on a plane, Alberta Bound ...
All we had were our 3 suitcases and approximately 200 GBP. That had been slimmed down because despite our careful weighing of our suitcases, we were over limit and had to pay the baggage excess charge! Sheesh! Could anything get any worse?!!! I recall us having to explain that we had no credit cards, no debit cards and could only pay cash. We had already learned that the world is a difficult place when you cannot have a credit or debit card. A handful of cash is frowned upon... The lessons we had to learn.
We arrived to a landscape that could have been the Spain we had left behind. Parched, baron, brown/yellow fields that stretched for miles and miles, and wall to wall, deep, blue skies...