Denmark is my home. It always has been and it always will be. I love my life in Denmark, with my family, my close friends and my, if I do say so myself, fairly large network I have gained through being in this business the past 20 years.
I have my eldest son attending a good school and the youngest in the best day care with the loveliest care takers.
I am happy with the life I have built here, but I have a yearning, which lives inside me, for something beyond this. A yearning which grows stronger and bigger for each year that passes. And even though I travel all the time, that never seems to be enough.
I travel to places where the sun shines longer and brighter; where I can live an outdoors life with my active boys. And whenever I get back home, I instantly want to return.
My boys love the outdoors, playing football and swimming. All the more reason for me to feel restricted here, because our weather is cold and grey almost all year round. I just simply prefer to be outside when the sun is shining. And I DO get affected by the lack of sunlight. It affects my boys too.
Dexter never gets sick anywhere else than in Denmark - but his health has thoroughly lessened and he has been getting sick constantly throughout this past winter - and far more than other kids around him, and what I've been used to with Sean.
Maybe it's because I have the color I have? Maybe because I was born under a palm tree in Malaysia? Or maybe it's because it's what I myself was raised with? While I was attending elementary, my parents took my siblings and I, and decided to move us to the other side of the world; to learn of another culture, a new language, simply to learn about life in another way than the Danish way.
It meant so much to me that my parents gave me that gift, and it only makes me want to give my children the same opportunities and experiences, even more.
For a long time I've considered the possibilities of moving abroad. It's not something you just do impulsively when you have a child in school. Things need to have just the right fit, and most importantly, both of my babies' fathers need to be able to fit it into their lives as well.
I still haven't connected all the dots, but day by day things fall into place. We need to find just the right school and a daycare, and sign up for them, and we need to find a home, and then allllll the rest of the small things that suddenly stack up and become very many.
Now the decision has been made and we have decided to move to Barcelona in the late summer. It suddenly feels so real and I'm SO EXCITED !!! It's so crazy to think about, but I definitely feel suited and booted for this adventure we are about to emerge in.
When we were in Barcelona a couple of months ago I visited a couple of different schools, and I've finally decided on the perfect one, and signed them up for a start in september. I've also found a lovely neighborhood, which I'm now looking into, for places to live.
We're just gonna do it now - and you know what? If it isn't for us, we can always just come back, but at least then we would have given it a try, and we won't have to sit behind with this yearning; that feeling of "what if?".
Barcelona is reasonably close - it's inexpensive to travel back and forth between DK and there. And this is practical since I will definitely be coming back home often to attend all the fun events I usually go to, such as Fashion week, Elle Style Awards and so on ...
I plan to maintain some of the things I have here in DK, the things which mean something to me like my friendships. It takes less time to fly to Barcelona and visit me, than it does a drive from Copenhagen to Esbjerg, so I'm definitely expecting a lot of visits from my loved ones ...
Concerning work I've got my agent at SMAC Agency, so I'll still be blogging, posting on instagram, I'll be doing sponsored posts and and will be taking up offers that come my way - basically nothing will change.
And of course I'll have to learn Spanish too!
I've just recently founded a company with my friend, with focus on online marketing (what we'll specifically be doing I cannot reveal just yet) - but this will also be easy work on the computer, so I'll have lots to do.
It's an important factor to me that anything related to work can be done no matter where in the world I am - and no matter where in the world I choose to live too.
I'm not really concerned about how everything else will go ... I take things as they come, one step at a time ...
I love that my life is everything else than fixed routines and an ordinary every day. I enjoy the variety that it brings and gives me.
I can't wait for our next adventure in Barcelona. I'm excited. Sean is excited. Dexter is happy as long as his mommy and daddy are there. Everything is just right.
Oh and another thing ! With such a large house follows A LOT of things, so ... do any of you have any suggestions to where I can sell furniture, clothes, all the small bits and bobs you know .. or if any of you have ideas or tips for moving abroad, or specifically to Spain, please do tell ! I appreciate any help I can get!