It’s been 2 YEARS since I moved to Costa Rica!

I can hardly believe it. 

I moved here when I was 54 years old…by myself. Leaving my 2 amazing 20-something daughters back in Canada (hardest thing ever).

Biggest learning is… I’ll share that at the bottom as this stuff is so important.

I wonder sometimes, where would I be if I had NOT moved here. What would I be doing? Where would I be living?

How would I be feeling (knowing that I really wanted to move to Costa Rica, but didn’t because of fear, or really, really, good excuses not to)?

That’s it right there…

Do you live by your desires or by your excuses? 

I thank myself (yup, I thank ME) every day for making the decision based on my desire, although fear was mixed in with the decision. 

You see, fear will always be in the mix, that’s normal. It’s not a bad thing. Fear is part of your internal board of directors and embracing fear rather than fearing fear, is what will set you free to live how YOU want to live. No apologies required.

I get asked almost every day: Odette HOW did you do it? Weren’t you scared?

Usually followed by: Oh, I would love to do that, but I couldn’t because…. ugh. I know that statement too well.

Here’s how I did it…and it wasn’t easy!

Slow down.

Get quiet.


Breathe In trust, breathe out fear.


Think about it as if it were already done.


Show up and keep showing up.

Doing everything you can think of in every way.

Until. You. Are. Doing. That. Thing. 

Now for the invisible stuff that plagues you…

The negative thinking and limiting beliefs.

Listening to what society tells you what you should do.

Judgemental friends.

Focusing on the obstacles.

What do you do?

Follow the exact same steps.

For the sure-fire way to get what you want…


Go heavy, heavy on the gratitude.


So, what is my biggest learning?

I used to think negatively about getting older, living out this last 1/3 of my life.

But instead, I embrace with such deep gratitude for being able to be 56 that the next 30 years of my life or more are going to be…


That little shift in thinking took me 56 years to get there, but now that I have it, I ain’t letting it go. 

What little shift in your thinking would change the trajectory of your life?

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