Pursuing adventurous challenges @amilliongraces – living an inspiring active life and eating healthy, clean food; sounds good, right?
These are some of the passions of my heart and what I strive for;). Who said it had to be perfect? Reality, fun, and a lot of experiments, laughter, and guts will get us there!
Join me on this amazing adventure @amilliongraces.
Let’s do this together.
amilliongraces – who?
I was born in South Africa and I did my schooling and university training there.
This is where I trained and got my degree as a senior primary school/middle school teacher. I’ve also been a waitress, tutored children in maths, did a bit of laboratory work in blood matching, and lectured teachers training them to become teachers.
We moved to Mongolia in 1995 with two small children. There I was first a consultant at a Kindergarten, then I went on to become a teacher and librarian at one of the International schools before settling into being the teacher to our two children, I became a home school mom😉
We lived there for 14 years. It was both challenging and wonderful.
We still travel back there every year. We love going back to see our dearest friends who are like family to us.
amilliongraces – why?
This is a place where I want to inspire, encourage, and pursue life! It’s about showing up & trying out!
Being active and having an active lifestyle is so challenging in our busy, desk-bound, and ‘home-office lives’.
In this day and age, we have access to more opportunities and have more doors opened to us than any of our ancestors. How do we go through these doors without losing ourselves or destroying our families?
Happy, challenged, and thankful – this is how I journey through. AND I WANT TO JOURNEY WITH YOU!
amilliongraces – what?
being active – walking, running, swimming, cycling & triathlons
I am always on the move! And I need to be active.
This is key for me to be able to stay on top of the load I carry.
I loved doing sports at school and I swam, did track running, and played netball. When I was at university, all I managed to do was take part in fitness classes at the local gym. When I started working I then did modern dance.
I love being active and it helps me clear my head, that is why I still enjoy it so much.
I am now hooked on triathlons.
eating clean and healthy – real food
I love food and I love eating well. I explore this space and try to simplify the meal planning and recipes to those that I can use while at home or when traveling and when I need the energy to get through the day or get through a triathlon.
I want it to be delicious, we all want people to say – “Wow, you made that! – right?;)
But, I want simplicity, balance on the plate, and yumminess when this world has made it so complex and villainized some food groups. Let’s explore this together.
a little bit more about me
My home language is and has always been English, and at school, I also learned Afrikaans.
When we moved to Mongolia, we all learned to speak Mongolian with varying degrees of success. It is such an interesting and challenging language to learn. We had to learn a new alphabet because they use the Cyrillic alphabet.
Now we’ve learned German! The Afrikaans that I learned as my second language at school have helped me a bit with learning German.
The funny thing about learning new languages for me is that I can mostly still understand Afrikaans and Mongolian. But now when I try to speak either Mongolian or Afrikaans only German comes out of my mouth.
This is both super frustrating and also so funny!
all in a name – amilliongraces
The name amilliongraces sums me up.
Million was my maiden name, and it meant and still means to me that there are a million ways to achieve your goal.
This helps me and can help you stay the course, and be the girl or guy in a million – be the best you!
I hope that this helps you step up and step out of your comfort zone to get to your goal!
Grace is front and center of the meaning of my new married name and for me, it represents the huge grace that exists for each person to reach their goal.
I would love to walk this out together with you.
LET’S PURSUE ADVENTUROUS CHALLENGES TOGETHER!