After 6 years spent in Melbourne, I recently moved back to my homeland, Italy. A strange feeling, that I could not put my finger on, arouse around Easter this year and then, the idea of going back home for good became more apparent day after day until June, when the idea finally became a decision. My heart knew it, however my head needed more time to accept it.
In September, I kept saying to everyone that going back could be an option.
Now, it’s October and my head has accepted this call to go back to my roots and I am now balanced in my emotions.
Unlike many others ‘migrants’ I didn’t have visa issues at all (as I am now an Australian citizen) however I started to feel that I didn’t belong enough to everything around me.
I missed my culture, the beauty of the landscape, old buildings and people dressing up every day.
I missed my family and the deep connections that family and friends make.
As a coach I started to ask myself WHY I was doing what I was doing, and when the answer is “I don’t know”, I knew it was time to change direction of my life.
From my work and knowledge as a Life coach, I made a fast, easy and smooth decision. It didn’t create too many problems as I have followed these 3 steps on how to make decisions:
Decision-making is a very important skill in any area of our life. These 3 steps above, if applied, will increase the quality of your life and your success.
Valentina Bonatti was born and raised in Piacenza, in the north of Italy. After living in Melbourne for the past 6 years, she has decided to move back to Italy. With her knowledge of Life and Business Coaching she is now helping expats around the globe to live a balanced emotional life so they may truly live their Bella Vita. she is also helping students to re-gain motivation towards studying as well as to find their future direction in life whether through university studies or work. She is the author of the manual “Powerful Change. 12 steps to re-light your inner fire.”