Hello and welcome to Time for Changes!
Here you can find reflections on leaving a nice corporate career behind and dedicating yourself to the family by becoming a wife and mother. Furthermore, you can follow the life changes in the pursuit for another passion: helping others through Coaching and Pilates. Finally, all of this is happening while living in a different country, culture and language – it has definitely been a fun adventure and it’s great to be able to share these changes with you.
The baby section has articles displayed in chronological order but otherwise feel free to navigate randomly through the different posts. They are spontaneous bursts of reflections and reactions along the journey, as different things were happening.
Thank you for being a part of this project, may you find it engaging and enjoyable.
Sometimes, it’s time for a career move. Sometimes, it’s time for more.
Here will be the place and time to share that move. Maybe it will move you too.
To say they were wearing suit and tie would be an understatement. All men, all at least 10 years older than I. My t-shirt was suddenly feeling itchy.read more
In the end, these are other peoples’ words and beliefs. We, my husband and I, were more interested in our own thoughts.read more
Little did I know that I was acting like those overtired toddlers. They run around the house until suddenly they collapse and fall asleep.
In my case, I fainted and fell on my face in a public place.read more
Eventually, it became clear, though: I don’t want to manage people. I want to partner with them to help them grow and live the lives they want. There is a clear overlap but there are also a few areas that are at odds. Tempting as it was to accept the invitation, it would move me away from my passion of coaching.read more
Fast forward and I am now completely in love with my husband and son. What I felt at the time, though, was real and sincere. My husband just changed my whole world and life upside down.read more
Still, there had been a damage to the brand – the opposite of my main purpose at work.read more
I wish I had told her how her work had a rippling effect not only throughout my life but also my son’s. Now I can only hope she found something else, maybe even better. Most of all, I hope she kept bringing music to children’s souls.read more
Pilates Apprenticeship Training: Observation Notes Stomach Massage, Knee and Tendon Stretch Series. See tips & guidelines for performing these Pilates exercises.read more
There’s no beauty without Integrity. Find training notes on Pilates exercises to improve your health, posture and wellbeing: Physically and Emotionally.read more
I did miss and wish there had been more diversity in my teams. If we were serving global users, it made a lot of sense to have global teams.read more
May there be no doubts, though: Family is the highest priority for both of us. We simply figured out this was the best format for us, as a unit, to build a life we loved.read more
I wondered about the answer I could have given, the words I didn’t say. L’esprit the escalier, as they call that feeling of the having the perfect reply too late. The difference is that this feeling lasted for months, if not more.read more
It was too late. I was already in love with the company. But that day, I felt stunned, and that feeling remained for a while. I had invested a lot to make “this” happen and, it turns out, “this” was something very distinct.read more
“So what must we do to help Inês not feeling excluded?” I can tell you what: asking questions like that.read more
I seem to wish him to need me, not just love me. He can’t say “I love you” but he can come to my breast and relax.read more
“If you are doing this for free, in your spare time… you might as well do it for real. How do you feel about being the Marketing person for Portugal?”read more
My manager, trying hard to help, had the brilliant idea of giving me a paper and a pen to write it down. I picked a pencil, instead – it was less permanent – and wrote the words: “my mother has cancer”.read more
An incredible flight at sunrise, over the desert sands of Dubai. These colourful Hot Air Balloons made for a unique experience that made you wonder if you are really awake or just day dreaming.read more