Over thriving?


Is that possible to over thrive? Well no I don’t really think it is. But I need a reason that it has been around 6 months since my last blog post don’t I?

So over thriving it is….. Since overcoming emetophobia my life has changed so much I never seem to stop. All of the things that were once unimaginable are now reality and I have to make up for lost time.

Before it was to scary to imagine getting on a plane, going on a road trip or at some points anywhere without the safety of my house. Not always of course, but as any anxiety, phobia, emetophobia sufferer will know there are bad days (weeks, months, years) and good days. This was for over 20 years. The bad days out weighed the good by a long way. But not anymore since beating emet with the thrive programme (if you don’t know what that is check out some of my videos, blog posts of website) There can be bad days. But not related to being sick, not from anxiety or fear. Because I can cope with anything, even the bad things…. I can, we all can cope!

Enough about the bad stuff…. so where have I been for the last 6 months?

I decided to move, Island hop. Fuerteventura to Tenerife. Its not far, it should be easy.  Well, 6 months, 6 (6-12hr) ferry rides, 8 flights, 5 (and still counting) temporary homes, 3 lawyers, mountains of paperwork and 10 animals (now 11) in tow, broken cars, new jobs,  its been a little challenging, We still have not got the sign over date for our new house, our stuff is in a friends garden (please don’t rain) the lease runs out on our temporary house in 2 weeks and no where accepts short term rental especially with animals. But we love a challenge. Now I do anyway! I don’t even need to explain how this is an emets worst nightmare, ferries (sea sickness) planes (travel sickness) temporary homes (not safe) stress. But really, Its ok because we can cope. The occasional swear word at the spanish paperwork system and my lack of spoken spanish but that is all (only me to blame for that one). We are embracing the new start, the new life and the change. The island is truly beautiful, the people we have met so far are amazing and very helpful. Its exciting and a new chapter. I am forever thankful for Thrive, that it showed me how to get my life started. Showed me I can do what I never imagined possible. The possibilities are endless now. This is just the start.

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