We all have our own specific journey through life that gives us the stories that define us. But I believe that it is not until we test our limits and push ourselves outside our comfort zone that we really explore life, thrive and come closer to achieve our full potential.
The time has now come for me to really seize the adventure of life. Last year I read a quote that really got to me and that has become my personal mantra.
“I embrace my freedom in order
to explore every opportunity and life experience”
– Michelle Buchanan
This is exactly what I am about to do. Tomorrow will be my last day as an employed purchasing manager and I will take a big leap of faith and start my own company. I have taken a new exciting turn in my life in order to discover my true potential on a personal and business level. It is only the mind that sets the limits and I will follow my dream of building Northmans, a social enterprise with the goal to improve lives and hopefully inspire others to do the same.
I am too restless to limit myself but up until now my mind set has been holding me back a bit. I guess I have always known that I wanted to create something on my own but I have denied myself the thrill of taking the step out of my comfort zone due to fear. However, during the past three years I have started to really listen to the voice within and truly act accordingly. I am so grateful for my family, friends, colleagues, mentors and all of you that motivate and influence me in becoming a better and stronger version of me.
In beginning of June I will travel to Uganda for a worthwhile experience at the Primary school Ssenyange Education Centre. Today the school is entirely funded via Swedish donations from individuals, organizations and companies and the school assist with the education of young children in need and especially the orphans of victims of HIV/AIDS. The children are around 4-15 years old and for the majority of them the school is their only home. I will take part of the everyday life at Ssenyange and help out wherever is needed and I am really looking forward to also meeting with the girl that I am the sponsor of.
I will write from Africa and share my experiences from the country side of Uganda the best way I can.
Thank you for your time reading this. When it comes to writing a blog I definitely am a newbie but I have created this one in order to reflect, understand and share my stories. I really hope that you want to continue to follow me along my path of self-development and of building a social business that hopefully will contribute to a better tomorrow and make a social impact in the long run.
Remember, only the mind sets the limits.