Are you mentally and physically ill? Have you lost the passion to live? Are your creatively dead? Are you stuck or paralysed by where you live? I have lived in the wrong place fr years. As a result, I lost money, got mistreated and lost everything I build in a car accident and a house fire. I also got very ill for 8months. I literally could not move.

Back Ache

Can your body talk to you or in my case scream at me? Saying you are in the wrong place. I had problems with my back, to this date I have no idea what it was. But my body was sick. I recall after a few months waking up and coming up with an idea to start my blog, Gracie Opulanza. As I slowly pushed myself from a deep dark place. I began to write. A few months later was formed. it was my niche and unique idea. My physical illness got me to a place of desperation and creativity.

What did not kill me made me passionate for life.

Broken Nose

A few months later I broke my nose. For me not even one year living in Andorra life personally and physically made me ill. I thought this was the norm. It never occurred to me that maybe I was been told not to leave.

House Fire

I nearly lost my life as my house burnt down. I lost everything and was treated very poorly to get my money. It was hard and cruel to see everything I worked for going up in flames. Three weeks later my husband was in a car accident and lost the car. In a space of three weeks, I had lost everything. Am I in the wrong place? Is where I am geographically killing me? I wanted to leave but my husband refused to be defeated. I feel to this day. we should have left Andorra as time went by it only got worse for me personally. I lost my passion for life. I got bullied and mistreated as women.

I could not get motivated to work. I felt sophisticated I could not breathe. For me it’s roses.

You can’t put a budget on inspiration. Orchids helped Halston to create. In Andorra, it was a dead place for me to be creative and write. It’s a place on a mountain with no beauty regarding flowers. The people are dead and the place is not creative at all. It just did not feed my soul or spirit. Everything was too hard. I am not afraid of hard work and persisting. But this was different. Andorra never welcomed me. It was the place itself not the people only.

Can A Place Destroy You?

Jonah tried to run away from God in the opposite direction of Nineveh and headed by boat to Tarshish. God sent a great storm upon the ship and the men decided Jonah was to blame so they threw him overboard. As soon as they tossed Jonah in the water, the storm stopped.

God sent a big fish, some call it a whale, to swallow Jonah and to save him from drowning. While in the belly of the big fish (whale), Jonah prayed to God for help, repented, and praised God. For three days Jonah sat in the belly of the fish. Then, God had the big fish throw up Jonah onto the shores of Nineveh. Jonah 1. Was I being disobedient by living in Andorra? In a space of a year, everything went wrong physically and materialistically.

Geographically I was ill on all levels, my soul was screaming to get out.

When you call yourself a genius, you stop growing. I had become complacent and accepted that living in Andorra was part of my destiny. Can you believe it? I stayed here for ten years. I became lazy and comfortable. It took a pandemic to move me. I have a family and I know if I was on my own I would have moved years before. This is so hard and frustrating to endure. Do anything to make your partner understand that geographically that where you live can kill you.

The image below is in Tuscany where I have been living for a few months.

Tuscany cyprus trees 2021

Pandemic Move

I was elated that my husband agreed to sell everything and leave after the lockdown. I went to Venice and my soul, creativity and passion for life were restored. I had to come back to my heritage and explore what has always been screaming to me, Italy. I adore villas, palazzo, alfresco dining. I love fashion and classic cars and Italy is all that.

Fiat Balilla Gracie Opulanza Tuscany Italy classic car (9)

I connected to nature and pick roses all day long. This has resulted in me growing my blog by 700% within months. This is because I am geographically am in my rightful place.

pink roses

One dress one design, for thousand women.

Know When To Leave

I am living in paradise but know it’s time to leave. Lots have gone wrong in the last week. This time I get the message very fast. I live a nomad lifestyle and therefore it makes it easy to leave a place. I know I will ground and this time it’s important I choose the right location.

I have lost opportunities, got lazy and was very unhappy because I lived in a place that made my soul ill. I love bespoke and clothes that are handmade. Italy is that place for me to market beautiful clothing. It’s important to choose the clothing that represents me and my soul.

Vintage is my thing and it makes me alive. I know the direction and location I want to ground and develop my blogs.

wool moss green gracie opulanza

If you need to pack and go do so. Otherwise, you will get physically, mentally very ill. I have a friend who tried to have a baby for years. The moment she changed location she fell pregnant at 45years old.  I love living amongst olive trees and nature it makes me successful as a mum, wife and blogging.


Poppies Tuscany