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Glimpse behind the scenes of writing “The Inner Hippie Club”

I recently decided to write my first book. This has been a dream of mine for many years. But until now. I have always been too scared to get started.

There have been a lot of things going on in my life. A lot of changes are taking place right now. Like for so many other people, my working environment has changed entirely, probably for the foreseeable future. So I have had to reinvent myself to keep going.

During this process of reinvention, soul searching, meditating, talking with the Universe and Spirit, I finally picked up the courage to start on my book.

This book will be called “The Inner Hippie Club”. It ties in directly with a new and exciting project I am cooking up right now. The Inner Hippie Club will be launched within the next few weeks. And I will let you know a lot about it.

I decided that finally it is time to put down in words all my thoughts and feelings. The book will be about my life journey, my ups and my downs, my successes and my losses.

I want to share my story with the world. Because I am convinced that a lot of women in my position can benefit greatly from the insights I have gained over the years.

I have gained a lot of knowledge and wisdom about life and how to still have fun and enjoy yourself and be your inner hippie. Even when times are tough, there is always room for laughter in our lives.

The first thing I needed to think about was how to write my book. One thing I knew for certain was that I did not want to sit for hours in front of the computer typing. That just reminds me too much of my job as a translator.

Sitting in front of a computer simply puts me in the wrong frame of mind. It gives me a feeling of being at work, in the office. I knew I wanted this book writing experience to be something enjoyable, something special.

So I decided to talk my book instead. There is some great transcription software out there these days, and I decided to install an app on my phone. So here I am right now, talking to you.

Talking my story also feels just so much more personal and vulnerable. I know that when I talk, the words come straight from the heart.

When I started to write my book, I really didn’t expect it to be so easy. Most of my life I was scared that the words would not come. That I would be awkward and shy when putting down my thoughts. And that’s my writing style would be awkward.

But once I started on this new project, the words simply started to flow. I can sit here in my loft cave, my little private sacred space that I created for myself, and talk for hours. And the words just come. I don’t even have to think much about it.

In a way, writing my book is turning into therapy for myself. As I am speaking the words out loud, heavy weights are being lifted of my soul. I am reliving the stories. I’m going through all the motions. But by confronting them and talking about them, they are losing their hold over me.

Writing my book is turning into the most freeing experience of my life, and I look forward to sharing my story with you and walking the path with you in the Inner Hippie Club.

Blessed be xx