At the age of 63 I was at a turning point in life. Within a month I would be a pensioner, I would stop the work of my heart. My new future frightened me. For the first time in my life there was no one to take care of, except me. My children were dispersed and happy, my husband had recently died.
And now what to do? How will I - after 38 years of fulltime work and taking care of others - give meaning to my life again? That question puzzled me when I came to the island.
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With Irene I had the best time on Ibiza I could possibly imagine. She showed me secret walks along cliffs, climbing rocks, sneaking through forest and wild rosemary. >> Click on the photo to read more...
'During my time in Ibiza I went on several day trips with Irene and it felt great to explore the island with her. Thanks to Irene's influence and imagination I experienced a magical week in Ibiza. Her passion for the island captured me straight away. Irene's selection of music to accompany our drives was perfect. She took me to the most secret and enchanting places in Ibiza. There we had many in-depth discussions, we swam and walked, took in the beauty of the island and apart from all this we laughed our heads off.
Thanks Irene for who you are and how you live your dreams. Very inspiring!'
Na het lezen over haar activiteiten op Ibiza, waarbij ze aangaf mensen uit het hoofd, in het hart te brengen om van daaruit te ontdekken, kwam bij mij al snel het gevoel dat dit mij wel eens verder zou kunnen helpen mijn nieuwe richting te vinden.
So I volunteered to join Irene on this Ibiza Soul Road Trip, not knowing beforehand it was like a pilot for her new business. I was a witness when Irene drove to 'her' island with 'all' of her belongings. It didn't feel like this was someone moving to another country.
… I was just fed up with looking like my father when I thought he really started to look old, having two kids who constantly complain about what I think is good for them, administering the household with or against my overworked wife and running after my dog to scratch his shit off the streets.