Dear Readers,

You may have noticed that October has been a very quiet month for the Dancing In My Heels team and our posts have been few and far between. This post is an update on what we've been up to over the last month before we return to 'normal scheduling'.

Rhodé Marshall

King Whitney Junior said "Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better."

For the month of October, thanks to my amazing job, I have travelled and seen the most amazing places and made wonderful new friends. But after four years at my publication I struggled with the thought of leaving because I love my job and the brand, but also because it has become home. I started my career in radio and have wanted to go back for the longest time. Once an opportunity presented itself I struggled with the idea of leaving my comfort zone.

Then I remembered the words of King Whitney Junior and realised that my dreams and ambitions are stronger and bigger than my fear.

Besides all of that I also suffered from a kidney infection which kept me away from my laptop but I am feeling much better as I now transition from print/digital to radio with a very excited spirit.

So I am back and ready to explore, learn, shop and dance with you once again!

Elena Boffetta

I am sorry I have been quite lately. I have been working on my master thesis and finally came up with a good topic to work on. Now that everything is settled and that I am not running around New York trying to find ideas and inspiration I can concentrate on the blog again.

With much love!

Saroeuth Matikainen

For me this month has come to represent a period very much of introspection, one that required me to take time off from sharing with the outside world to focus on, well me.

I have always believed that the story of your life is what you make it, and the quality of your life is largely dependent on the various choices you make and the effort you put in to maximising the outcomes that arise from those choices. Which brings me to a decision that I have mulled over for months. For the last six years I have been working for a company that has supported me and allowed me to thrive in my position. I’ve met some great people and learnt some valuable things but late last year I started to feel like that learning had slowed down and the things that use to excite me in my professional life just weren’t having the effect they once did. I was getting comfortable in my job, which isn’t in itself a bad thing, but the accomplishments that once gave me a thrill were no longer rewarding. So I started to think about where it was I wanted to be in a few years’ time and whether the current job I had would get me there. The problem was, I did not, and still do not know where I want to be in a few years’ time. What I did know for sure was that I needed to take a break from all the white noise in my life and seriously think about what it was that I was working for. With that in mind, I resigned from my job and will be taking the next few months off to think and explore and experiment and hopefully at the end of it I’ll have devised a new ‘life plan’ and will be working in a place where I can spend another wonderful 6 years or more.

So having said that, I hope this explains the silent treatment that I’ve been giving you this month, but more importantly I hope it acts as a prelude to the journey that I’ll be taking you on in the ensuing months as I work out what and where my next adventure in life takes place. Wish me luck!

Zeenat Mahomed

The last month has been a very emotional time for me. A very dear cousin of mine was in hospital for 10 weeks and sadly he did not recover. He passed away and his death made me look at my own life very differently. I've been struggling with some personal issues that led to a mini meltdown but with the support of my family and friends I've managed to deal with most of them.

This month has really been about reflection and finding perspective and I've come to realise that this blog is a very big part of who I am. You'll be seeing some great and exciting new content over the next few months and we've also been working on a new blog design which we can't wait to share with you all.

Monika Tamics

This last couple of months have been crazy for me. I recently purchased a new house with my partner and while the move went smoothly we did not have broadband until last week. It's a tad bit hard to write and publish blog posts online without the internet!

Aside from that I took a trip to Ibiza and came back very ill. It took a while to recover and just when I did, I had to go home to Hungary to sort out some issues I've been having with a tooth implant.
Work has also been keeping me very busy in between all this and with the house move also comes a much longer commute to work which has been very exhausting.

I'm happy to report that I'll be back in action this month and I can't wait to share some exciting new content with you.

With love,
The Dancing In My Heels team

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