Why this talk of energy? Well, it’s that time again. The “Winds of Change” have come and I’m gently easing into my next thing. After almost 3 years, Bootcamp Fitness comes to a close at the end of July. It’s not something I’ve been planning for a while, in fact, the decision was made after some much needed “me time,” a few weeks back.
I was lucky enough to tag along with a dear friend to the International Film Festival in Trencianske Teplice, very last minute, and that time away gave me some insight, and clarity as to what I’m doing with my life.
I have loved doing Bootcamp, and through it learned lots about myself and others. It started out as mainly a physical program, but after only a few months, the feedback I was recieving was that people’s lives were changing, which has been so touching for me, and one of the reasons I kept going for as long as I did, solo.
Admittedly, I had bigger ideas for bootcamp, but I’m happy with what I did achieve. To those who participated, whether for a single session, program, or time and time again, or a guest from afar, I am ever so thankful. And then there are those who were/are not only “Misfits” but have become very dear friends, some of whom are long gone from Slovakia but still close to my heart. A tremendous ride it’s been.
Without a shadow of a doubt, for me, it is a great pleasure to be of service to people, to inspire to motivate, to perhaps edge one person “out of the box”. This I shall continue, but just in a different way. As I go forward, I’ll take on a more tailored/individual approach with nutrition, to continue making a difference and help shape not just bodies, but lives. Of course, following my TEDx talk, I’d love to delve into more public speaking and carry on a message of beating the odds at all costs, not only surviving, but thriving.
A little while after I started with this blog, and after our conversation, Nicky (who, I must mention, turned 31 today, but doesn’t look a day older than 17!), sent me a message on whasapp, “I love you Manj! I wanted to say I have the utmost respect for you in life! Your life path reminds me of the book Eat, Pray, Love.” Wow, a tear jerker, indeed, thanks Nicky.
It was Elizabeth Gilbert who greatly inspired me when I first moved here to Slovakia, in reading that exact book, “Eat, Pray, Love.” She gave me fire, inspiration, and vision….Thank YOU, Mz. Gilbert.
In just under three years, I’ve moved countries, parted ways with the man who led me here, met and almost married “Mr. Right,” and amongst a kajillion other things, kept my business going all the while. That’s just the last little while, nevermind marriage, divorce, working in a castle in France for the Sultan of Oman, serving George Michael champagne, earning way too much much money for washing dishes in Crete…I think it’s safe to say my life has been quite a trip, and the best part is that I am free. I love, have love and am free all the same. What a feeling. Perhaps this is a good time to finally start my book, which I’ve been threatening to write for too long…
If you’re not, get inspired and live. REALLY LIVE.