In June, Inge took up the challenge with herself for three weeks the 21 steps to your future. Together we look back on the three inspiring and confrontational weeks that may change her life.
this is instilled
The tough and cozy Inge from Flevoland is in the middle of life. She works in a finance department in the cultural sector. In her free time she likes to step into the club life of her rowing club or treat friends to a delicious BBQ in her backyard. She can use all her creativity in her paintings.
this was her challenge
Now that life, after a heart attack and difficult changes at work, is back in calmer waters, it is the perfect time for Inge to think about what she wants to do in the coming years. She took the home retreat to think hard about the future.
these are her experiences
Her home retreat takes place at a time when she works from home because of the coronavirus. This gave her enough space for the walks and to work out the assignments well. The last week she took time off from work so that she could fully focus on working out her plan for the future.
The walking and the photos
Hiking is an important part of the home retreat. It brings peace to your head and thus room for new ideas and insights. During the walks, Inge received a photo assignment every day that allowed her to look at the world in a different way.
The home retreat consists of 21 steps that lead to a concrete end result: a plan for the future. The assignments start with a reflection on yourself and your life. After that there is room to dream and choose what goal you want to set yourself. And finally you get started to make a plan to achieve that goal.
You can do the home retreat completely independently or under supervision. Inge chose to do the retreat with daily feedback on the assignments and with four 1-to-1 sessions via Zoom. The guidance turned out to be not only a stick for Inge, but also a good way to work on her confidence.
this is her result
The home retreat is not only focused on giving peace and reflecting. The assignments lead to a concrete end result: a plan for the future. In the last week, all puzzle pieces fall into place at Inge. She made a clear choice and before she knows it she has the timetable for the coming months on paper.
And Inge doesn't let any grass grow over it. Her home office has since been relegated to the attic to make room for her studio. There she goes to work to expand her collection of beautiful paintings. She goes to the farmer with those paintings through events and her own website. In the coming years she wants to grow into a successful company that she can live on until and after her retirement.