I came to Canada over 20 years ago. Sold my condo in Sweden and moved to Nanaimo on Vancouver Island with two suitcases, a Chinese carpet and a chandelier (don't ask). I started my new life as an international student taking art classes, graphic design, art history (which I fell deeply in love with). I wanted to explore my creative side more after working with numbers (bookkeeping) for over nine years in Stockholm.
I fell in love with the beautiful landscape on the west coast. The majestic mountains and the ocean combined took my breath away. Nature has always been my greatest healer and the support for ideas, aha-moments, love etc. continues to this day. Every time I am outside I get new ideas, solve problems and find solutions to everyday issues.
I came here in 1996 and I immediately find solace in the sea wall downtown Nanaimo. I started to listen to tons of audiobooks during my walks and one audio that stood out at the time was Mike Dooley's "Infinite Possibilities: The Art of Living Your Dreams". I received daily emails from "Notes from the Universe" by Dooley which made me feel so special as it felt he only wrote to me as he used my name at the beginning of the notes. Silly but it made my day :). Then I purchased the Infinite Possibilities and listened to that while I was walking the sea wall. I started to use affirmations and spoke out loud what I wanted to manifest.
My name is Annica Johansson and I am a Career and Talent Coach. I am writing about personal development, daily musings, spirituality and depicting mother nature's amazing beauty.