HELLO FELLOW ADVENTURESSESI'm so excited to meet you here (though a face to face would be better)!
Welcome to The Luxe Life Adventuress, I am your host, Arienne Gorlach (pronounce that any way you want, I'm not fussy) many call me 'A'.
A BIT ABOUT ME
I am always curious about who is behind the scenes of certain ideas or businesses so I thought I'd write a little about myself! Half Singaporean and half German, I grew up around the world which opened up my eyes and heart. I currently live (well, for the past 12 years) in the beautiful city of Sydney (though I dream of Tuscany...).
I'm a crafter, a reader, a yoga-er, a lover of the amazing everyday, a sister, and an instigator amongst other things. I also have a SERIOUS obsession with stationery and organisation (so much so that I started my diary/planner business Life is Crafted) though I tend toward streamlined chaos.
I'm a woman of many interests with optimism and enthusiasm for life!
|Zander, Me & The Man|
My home is where my heart is. I share my lovely abode with my amazing love - The Man; the ancient queen of the house, 21-year old Charlie-Cat; and our little bundle of canine-monster-joy Zander Zorro Aqua Banderras Bandana von Gorlach de la Varga.
A BIT ABOUT MY PASSION AND HOW I CAME TO ITMy mid-late twenties was pretty turbulent. I was living a sleepwalking life where I wasn't really awake to who I was, what I wanted or how disconnected I was from the real Arienne. I went to school, then uni and started in my family business because that is what you did...Everything was pretty okay on the surface and I had some lovely things going on but there was a niggling voice that told me I could be, do and have more. I didn't listen...
Ha...I did start to pay attention when crippling anxiety came crashing into my world. Boy did I stand up and listen:
I heard that I was being reactive to life rather than proactive.
I heard that those around me had (very well-meaning) expectations and because I wasn't clear, I ended doing what others thought was best.
I heard that I was quieting who I was and not asking for what I wanted
I heard that I was unfit, directionless in my career, a bit lost and I wanted 'stuff' but didn't have real goals.
I heard that I was living life in black and white while high-definition colour was available and waiting for me.
I also heard I had potential and confidence and a friendly nature - I heard that I could do something about the above.
Through therapies and soul searching I navigated my way out .I have turned my life around. I woke up. I made huge changes - left job, changed a relationship, got to know myself, learned perspective and learned to listen!
I've learned more about who I am. What I want. I've gotten healthier. I've made great friendships and connections. I'm in the most wonderful relationship. My family life is great. My financial systems are getting better. I've started several little businesses. I'm balancing all the things I want to do with my everyday. I'm clear about where I want to go.
I'm still on a journey but I am creating an exciting future and finding the tools, resources and inspirations to do so.
It is a rewarding process that is sometimes humbling and hilarious with a few hiccups and heroics. There are days where things overwhelm and days where things flow.
Let me know if you relate to any of this (so I know I'm not alone!).
Because of this, my passion is to help women pay attention to their lives, wake up to who they are and what they want and help them design their life vision and how to get there all in a way that connects them with like minds and lots of fun.
When I started on my journey I wanted to work on my health and relationships and career and finances and on me...but I didn't know where to start. I wanted to connect with others that were interested in the same but it seemed like while there were individual organisations for women's health or women's business, there didn't seem to be anything holistic or really guided. So I came up with the idea of SSS...
ABOUT Luxe Life AdventuressesI'm all about connecting like-minded women with the tools, systems, ideas and accountability to guide them towards creating lives they love - in a holistic (all areas of life), practical, modern, fun, uplifting way.
That is currently coming about via one-on-one coaching, speaking, workshops and spreading inspiration and perspective through the blog.
I'm still shaping it to see what works best for you - let me know if you have any requests!
Ultimately I'm working towards creating a supportive community and 'template guide to life' encompassing the different life areas and systems and routines that will move us all forwards.
|Like the book I'm reading suggests - Now Is The Time to make the life you want happen!|
In the meantime enjoy the blog posts, connect with me, make comments and suggestions while laughing and living with enthusiasm!
Make it as you wish Adventuress!