465: Being an Undefined Person in Defined Cultures with Sez Kristiansen
Today's interview is with Sez Kristiansen. She is a third generation, TCK. Both sets of her grandparents had mixed-culture marriages, so did her parents and so has she.
She has grown up under the roof of 6 different cultures while moving around Southern Africa and then eventually to the UK at 13 years old. From the UK, she completed her school and left again when she was 18 years old. She travelled back to Southern Africa to find places that no longer existed and a country that she felt no longer a part of - and decided to spend the rest of her life travelling and to become a citizen of the world.
She completed a fashion and marketing University degree, and then worked/ travelled for over 10 years, spending longer periods in Samoa, Barcelona and Sydney.
She met a Danish man in Australia in 2008 and they got married and moved to Sri Lanka for 2 years until she got pregnant with their first child. They moved to Denmark 7 years ago and have been through an incredible process of healing with both her rootlessness and his deeply embedded belonging to his birth culture. After a few years of working full time in the fashion industry in Denmark, as well as having two young children, and dealing with the stress of a 'normal life', she wanted to return to her nomadic ways - but now she was a mother and wife, she needed to learn how to settle into a more grounded space of being with herself and her past.
This led her to her most expansive journey yet as she had to turn inward to find the freedom she so longed for. With the support of her husband, she quit her job, they sold their house and moved into a commune in the city. They used their savings to buy a piece of land in the Danish wilderness and have built a little cabin on it. They started creating freedom through intentional living and it led her to start making her passion a full-time job, which is authoring books on the subject of oneness, healing, intentional living and intentional manifestation.
Resources Mentioned In The Episode
- Website: https://www.sezkristiansen.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sezkristiansen/
- Sez's books: https://www.sezkristiansen.com/books
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