Barbara Elaine Singer
Reinventing My Life..the story continues
2013: My time in Tuscany and at the vineyard ended expectedly and it was time to start a new chapter. With a broken heart, I went to Rome and roamed the streets for two months, getting lost in art and history but city life was not for me. The Universe delivered my desire for a soft place to fall and provided a wonderful opportunity for me to housesit in the rural ancient walled village of Anghiari.
In November, I answered my heart’s call to travel to places I had longed to visit and embarked on an 8 month soul searching, solo journey through India, Nepal, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia and finally found my resting place in Bali.
Ubud is a magical inland town, bursting with yoga, healers, organic food, green rice paddies, detoxing and spiritual awakening. The Land of the Gods and its enchanting people hold a special place in my heart, held me in its arms and gave me an opportunity to dive headfirst into the amazing world of self discovery, teaching life reinvention workshops/coaching and exploring energy work while becoming part of the Taksu Spa and Wellness Center family.
2016: Back to Life on the Water
Ready for a change and new chapter, I answered an ad on 7knots.com, and hopped aboard a sailboat in Malaysia. From there, the Captain and I flew to the Philippines to deliver a 42 foot catamaran back to Malaysia. For 16 days, a 3 person crew sailed day and night for 1600 miles on the South China Sea around Singapore (the busiest shipping lane in the world…. navigating past 1000 ft tankers and cargo ships) and up the Malacca Strait back to Langkawi.
With taste of Sea Life back in my heart and a desire to get back to the USA ( it had been 3 years ), I flew to Fort Lauderdale, Florida and got my STCW certification (Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers) which allowed me to crew on a super yacht. I free-lanced on and off, as chef, stewardess, deckhand and mate on a 72 foot motor yacht. We traveled around the Caribbean from Florida to St. Maartin.
2017: San Miguel, Mexico
With a little cash in my pocket, a new idea popped into my mind. During a Zumba class doing Salsa moves, I thought about San Miguel Mexico, a little expat town about 3 hours outside Mexico City. Knowing how the Universe likes speeds, I went home, looked it up. Even though I had never been there, didn’t know anyone, or how to speak Spanish, I planned a 5 week stay. The first 4 nights, I booked a hostel and by check out day, I had acclimated myself to the town and moved into a very inexpensive 1 month rental which ends the day before I fly out. Everything fell magically into place.
Next stop: My Beloved Italy
What I Know For Sure: Life is what you make it…for me…Travel, Freedom, Adventure, Romance and Money.
If this lifestyle sounds appealing to you, I would be happy to coach you through the transition.