Everything I do here is because…
I wish I’d had someone who understood me when I was young, and that could help me figure out how to build a life and career with all my different interests. And now I want to be that someone to you.
I believe creativity is the key to meaning and fulfillment in life and that multi passions leads to multi skills.
having clear goals and a plan, is essential to achieve whatever it is you want.
My name is pronounced “catch ya”. It still cracks up my father-in-law to say “Catch ya later, Katja” !! Bless him! I am Danish and I am here after 14 years in London and Dublin. I brought home Hubby from London and we have 3 amazing kids.
I am one of those sensitive, creative independent types, that has always insisted on living my life my way.
My mother’s belief was, that education was the only way out of a life as a housewife. That my sister and I should never depend (financially) on a man, and that creative work was a fine hobby, but not a realistic way to make a living.
I’m super proud of a my mum, and grateful for her lessons.
But here’s the flip side to that message:
It’s from a time when education secured you a job, and you would have the same job until you reached your pension. Success was measured by how things looked on the outside. Feelings wasn’t on the agenda.
So how difficult it must have been to deal with me, an insisting, sensitive, persistent and fiercely independent child, who did not want to do something just because everyone else did it.
What I did instead:
I left school at 16 with really good grades, worked a year to save up money and then went to England on my own. My life took many turns, all of them initiated by me.
I got a life education. It’s an education in social skills, emotional skills, communication skills, plus I learned English to the point where I am now bi-lingual.
I have worked with many different kinds of people from all over the world, from celebrity chef’s and newspaper editors to warehouse workers, and I’ve shown creativity and leadership in everything I’ve done.
I’ve almost always been promoted in every job I’ve had, and at one stage I had 35 staff. A job I chose to leave after a year.
The list could go on, but it won’t.
Random facts about me..
I LOVE English crime tv - from Endeavour to Midsummer Murders.
We’re always singing silly songs to each other in our house, like “Daddy is the pestest and Mummy is the bestest”. That kind of thing.
I’m a big fan of Sir Ken Robinson and Brené Brown.
I love a nap in the afternoon. I get my best kip between 3 and 5 pm.
My Core Values
Creativity is the essence of who we are. We are creative beings. Creativity is process, it’s courage and it’s where we find purpose and meaning unique to us.
Life is a process of continuous learning, Creating is a process. Enjoying my life’s process is a goal I’ve always had. No waiting for some day, today has to be good.
I believe in personal growth and personal development. I believe in self-compassion, gratitude, positivity and that you are can change your life.
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