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๐™„๐™› ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™˜๐™๐™–๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™š ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™ก๐™ž๐™›๐™š, ๐™ฉ๐™–๐™ ๐™š ๐™ง๐™ž๐™จ๐™ ๐™จโ€ฆ

If I hadnโ€™t left Brazil 21 years ago, I wouldnโ€™t be where I am todayโ€ฆ.

Living and experiencing 5 countriesโ€ฆ

Learning and speaking 4 languagesโ€ฆ.

Meeting my soul mate 17 years agoโ€“ a husband that I love and adore to this dateโ€ฆ.

2 beautiful kids that have the perfect balance of Brazilian and English natureโ€ฆ

My own business where I get to help people transform their lives every single dayโ€ฆ.

I am 42 by the wayโ€ฆ

Just to put things into context, when I left Brazil there were no smart phones, face times, skypeโ€ฆ

There were phone boxes that you had to physically go to in order to phone someone on the other side of the worldโ€ฆ

This is what I did every weekโ€ฆ

To hear my mumโ€™s voiceโ€ฆ

And I cried for a whole year every time I heard her voice as I missed her so muchโ€ฆ

I could have gone back to Brazil after that first year as I hadnโ€™t built much of a life reallyโ€ฆ

But I chose to move to Belgium to follow my first boyfriendโ€ฆ

๐˜ผ๐™œ๐™–๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™จ ๐™ง๐™ž๐™จ๐™ ๐™ฎโ€ฆ.

I couldnโ€™t speak the language but in that time I studied French and Dutch at the same time while I worked during the dayโ€ฆ.

3 years later after I had build a beautiful life with friends and what the society would call a โ€œgood stable jobโ€I met my husband in a hostel in Budapestโ€ฆ.

And before I knew I packed everything up to start my life again in Englandโ€ฆ

๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™จ ๐™ง๐™ž๐™จ๐™ ๐™ฎโ€ฆ.

But my life without him became pointless in Belgium so I needed to follow my heartโ€ฆ

4 years laterโ€ฆ

Nick and I decided to leave our house that we had just renovated beautifullyโ€ฆ

Leave all our friendsโ€ฆ

And his beautiful familyโ€ฆ

To travel Central and South Americaโ€ฆ

Without any plans or desire to go backโ€ฆ

๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™จ ๐™ง๐™ž๐™จ๐™ ๐™ฎโ€ฆ.

But we did it anywayโ€ฆ.

Had an amazing yearโ€ฆ.

Got engaged in Guatemala, married in Argentinaโ€ฆ.

It was one of the best decisions of my lifeโ€ฆ

We ended up in New Zealandโ€ฆ

Arriving with 250 pounds each in our pocketsโ€ฆ

6 years later, a house, jobs and a beautiful lifeโ€ฆ

I decided to move to Australia to cure my daughter from asthmaโ€ฆ.

๐˜ผ๐™œ๐™–๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™จ ๐™ง๐™ž๐™จ๐™ ๐™ฎโ€ฆ.

As there were no guarantees she was going to be cured…

We moved to Brisbane and she was completely curedโ€ฆ.

One year later I got diagnosed with Stage 3 Bowel Cancerโ€ฆ

I spent a year with myselfโ€ฆ.

Changing everything I did, believed and thoughtโ€ฆ.

Reconstructing myself againโ€ฆ

That was risky because I had no guarantees that whatever I was doing was going to help me butI wouldn’t be feeling the healthiest and happiest I have ever been if I hadnโ€™t done thatโ€ฆ

Which again it was one of the best decision of my lifeโ€ฆ.

In 2020, I left the last part of me who was what I called โ€œthe old Angelicaโ€I left my corporate career to start my businessโ€ฆ

๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™จ ๐™ง๐™ž๐™จ๐™ ๐™ฎโ€ฆ.

But I did it anywayโ€ฆ

Because I realised that risking not living the life you want every day is a way bigger than risking whatever you got to chase what you wantโ€ฆ.

We all have choicesโ€ฆ

๐™„ ๐™–๐™ก๐™ฌ๐™–๐™ฎ๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ค๐™ช๐™œ๐™๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™ข๐™ฎ๐™จ๐™š๐™ก๐™›:

๐™„๐™› ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™–๐™ง๐™š ๐™ฃ๐™ค๐™ฉ ๐™๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ฎ, ๐™˜๐™๐™–๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™š ๐™ž๐™ฉโ€ฆ

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