I Quit The Corporate Life To Live On A Beach In Mexico

Two months ago, I made the decision to leave my secure job, my long term love, my beloved home, my hometown and all of it’s familiar comforts, and my family and friends.  I sold most of my belongings, packed a backpack and came here to live on a beach in Mexico.

I did not know anybody in Mexico, had never been to Tulum before, and I don’t even speak Spanish (gasp!)

Yet I felt a strong calling from my intuition, and I decided to follow it.

I made this radical decision two months ago, after reaching a tipping point of feeling stuck and unfulfilled in my life.

I had a successful career in the dynamic travel industry.  Working as a Travel Consultant while operating my Life Coaching Business meant that I had the best of both worlds.  I have been fortunate enough to have flown in First Class, travelled to some amazing places and have had enjoyed some of the most incredible travel experiences – always staying in 5 star hotels and usually flying in business class, being treated like a Superstar with all of the bells and whistles.

From the outside, my life looked great.

The perfect job.  The perfect relationship. The perfect lifestyle.

But I had been feeling for a while that something was missing in my life.  I had stopped growing, and had lost my sparkle.  I could feel that I was going through the motions, waiting to feel that sense of aliveness again that I feel when I engage in what I love most in the world.

For me, this is adventure travel.  I live and breathe travel, and I have travelled all around the world on my own.

When I was a kid, and my family were watching TV in the loungeroom, I would often be found holed up in my bedroom with encyclopaedias (clearly this was before the Internet was a thing – we’re talking early 90’s here!), picking out a new country and learning all about the culture and visioning myself being there to take in the sights, sounds, tastes and scents.

I always knew that I would travel the world.

Six months ago, it became clear to me that I needed a new environment.

I will share in a separate post about how exactly I came to choose Mexico as my destination, but this decision to make such a radical change did not come easily.

I have basically left my three biggest anchors in life – my job, my relationship and my home.  Plus all of my friends and family!

I have felt ALL of the emotions since making this decision – overwhelming sadness and grief, moments of terror, intense heartache and loss.  I have also felt extraordinarily courageous, excited, grateful, and proud of myself for choosing to follow my heart.

it has been far from easy.  I have experienced a lot of challenges both in preparation of leaving Australia, and since I have arrived in Mexico. These challenges have really tested my strength, faith and resolve.

It has also cemented my commitment to my path.

I now live and work from the beach in Tulum, Mexico.  It is the most beautiful place.  There are gorgeous beaches, swings, hammocks, and coconut trees.  The vibe here is very chilled and people are incredibly generous and friendly.  I have now been here for two weeks and have already being welcomed into the community of both locals and expats with open arms.

I am going to be sharing and documenting this journey with you – the ups and the down, the highs and the lows.  I share my stories to remind you that  you can find you, create you or live you – in all of your truth.

I will also be soon launching my 7 day Online Program, Awaken You, which is designed specifically for women who are feeling stuck and unfulfilled in their life. I will be working with a group of ten women and taking them through the exact process that I have taken myself through to help them step into their truth and bring all parts of their life into full alignment.

If this sounds like something that you might be interested in, get in touch with me and I will send you some details.

And if you resonate with anything that I have shared, I implore you to listen to that little whisper of your soul, and really start to question the choices you are making
and consider whether you are honouring what your soul truly wants.

Here’s to following your heart always,

Susan X

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