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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by kama, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. kama

    kama Guest

    Hi All

    I have just written my first newsletter for my website and I thought some people might be interested in reading it.....

    25th June 2008

    "I may not have gone where I intended to go,
    but I think I have ended up where I needed to be"

    Douglas Adams

    This is the first of many newsletters and I thought I would use this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Kama; I was born in England where I lived for the first 13 years of my life. At the age of 13 I was fortunate enough to be able to move to Tanzania in East-Africa, such a wonderful experience. At the age of 16 I spent a year in Christchurch, New Zealand, where I met so many wonderful people. At 18 I had 8 fun months in Toronto, Canada and while still 18 I moved to Norway. I married a Norwegian at the age of 20 and together we had two beautiful boys. I spent 15 years in Norway until my husband and I moved to Holland where we stayed for a year. After Holland we moved to Singapore and at this time my life took a drastic change when my marriage ended. I was miserable and I wanted to go home, however I realised I no longer had a place that felt like home. This realisation took me on a journey of self discovery and exploring my fears. I decided to move to New Zealand as it was somewhat familiar and I was already halfway there. I wanted to find a place where I belonged. While in New Zealand I met and Australian and together we made the move to the Sunshine Coast in March 2008, yes only 3 months ago! and it already feels like home.

    During the past few years I have come to understand why it is so difficult for us to move around and how we need to feel as though we belong somewhere. I have seen many expats struggle even though they are living in a beautiful country surrounded by wonderful people. My journeys have taught me that it doesn’t really matter where we are, what matters is our state of mind when we get there and our ability to open up and have acceptance for where we are now. It is important to explore and see everything with a new perspective. Without the new perspective we are unable to fully open our eyes and appreciate what we have in front of us, we will only be able to notice what we are missing. When I started this journey in life I had intentions of where I would end up and what I would be doing and I have to say they didn’t include being divorced and living in Australia! However I say thank you to life, the universe, and everything for ignoring my intentions and taking me where I needed to be!

    Kama (

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