About the GirlOnAJourney

Who am I?

I am 36 years old and had already a bunch of restarts and ups and downs in my life

I have unsuccessfully started few businesses

by the age of 22 – property business “Nami Properties”
by the age of 24 – private brand mineral cosmetics “Marisa Cosmetics”

and two businesses which I brought to the stage of additional passive income
by the age of 28 – ” Marisa Style – Shapewear ” marisa-style.eu – that business is owned by another person currently
by the age of 32 – ” www.templeofpleasure.eu ” online adult store with an investment angel – my employer from my day job πŸ™‚

What was the turning point?

About two years ago I had a very traumatic experience which had nothing to do with finances. That led me to therapy, and as horrible that moment of my life was, the following months in therapy set me on the path I am now. They say there are two ways out of trauma PTSD or Post-traumatic growth. With the help of NLP courses, personal development courses, my support group of friends and family and my therapist – an angel on earth I set myself on the path of Post Traumatic Growth. I recognized that my finances are the area of my life, which needs TLC most urgently and decided to craft my strategy starting from there.

β€œThe whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be.” 

― Oprah Winfrey

What is my background?

My degree is in journalism and communication. Finally, I grew to appreciate that I need to use my strengths and surround myself with people who have qualities which I lack (that explains the first two trial and errors, where I insisted to be a one-man woman show).

I also am a certified NLP practitioner (who never practised on someone else but myself πŸ™‚ and currently taking a psychology course.

Personality tests and natal charts are one of my passions. Yes, the ones with the horoscope. When done professionally they will tell you the same as your personality test using Mars, Venera, Houses and etc. πŸ™‚ )

I am an ENFJJungian personality type (was earlier categorized as ENFP, but then did proper testing) and am a Leo, with a Taurus ascendant. Recipe for double stubbornness:)
And according to the four tendencies test I am a Rebel (surprise, surprise – with all that stubbornness going on)

There are a few more tests which I found very important for my self-knowledge – you can check them here

There are a bunch of other hobbies which I have, but I don’t think I will include in this blog – massages, Reiki, interior design, 3D design, graphic design

What am I going to do with this blog?

I am going to keep myself accountable, to track my journey and progress. By sharing it publicly I hold myself responsible for achieving my goals. I will allow myself to outgrow concepts and change my mind on certain topics. The fact that something is public does not make it set in stone.

Who is going to read this?

I hope everybody who is on a similar journey and is inspired by certain aspects of mine

What kinds of information will I be posting?

A mix of an investment portfolio, personal goals, books, gadgets which I discover along the way.

Why am I doing this?

Because I can not escape from my personality, I am born to use words! Every day I thank God that I don’t earn my money with cleaning, because I am a miserable cleaner (same goes for accounting, and singing btw. and I would make an extremely bad pilot with my left eye almost blind). But God knows I love using words- sometimes in more quantities than needed :)))). Plus, I am on a mission to educate myself and share the compounded knowledge with you. My top strength is love of learning, and I am determined to share the knowledge nuggets which I pick up along the way with you

Who am I doing this for?

Mainly for myself, but I believe it is a win-win situation – I win from holding myself accountable, and hopefully you win from walking through my journey with me. I love reading blogs and I love implementing suggestions of people, who share their experience

How often am I going to be posting and adding information?

I commit to posting 4 posts a month for the first 6 months.
And will take it from there