When I was 3 my mum bought me a special gift which I absolutely loved. It was a ballerina sitting on a moon and on the moon, there was a quote that said, “a star is born”. My mum used to tell me bedtime stories, tell me I was a star and that I will be a star one day, like she knew something I didn’t!
For 37 years I thought I was absolutely certain that I wouldn’t want to generate a life inside of me, then in a moment of reflection and with the power of all the love inside my heart, I developed a desire to become a mum. I was blessed to know that this desire, was actually a reality already inside of me.
It’s hard to recall the version of me that relived past traumatic experiences daily, stumbled around numb to the world from a concoction of medications and consumed with self loathing.
For my entire life I’ve been able to attract what I am passionate about or desire…long before I ever heard the words manifest or co-creation.
After a successful 29 year career as a senior diplomat, international development and people leader, the Universe decided it had other plans for me and a spiritual awakening in 2021 delivered a major life transformation that now helps me live my soul’s purpose of facilitating life transformation and enlightenment in others.
As the threat of terrorism escalated in the early 90’s, my family and I left our comfortable life in Peru and migrated to Australia. From a young age, my dream was to be an aid worker because I loved the idea of helping people and this desire escalated into adulthood but I didn’t know how to channel it.
I have always loved the idea of speaking and being able to inspire others to see their own greatness. To see possibilities instead of limitations. And after years diving into personal development became Certified in NLP and Coaching.
I had 12 months before my husband passed away, full of ups and downs when I thought my marriage was falling apart. We had been married for 22 years when I started to notice changes in my husband’s behaviour and without going into all the very personal details, I thought he was preparing to leave me.
My background story begins like most other small business owners’: chasing unfulfilling dreams up the corporate ladder, with a sprinkle of solo travelling on a 1-year Career Break, and a good ol’ dose of reality upon my return, knowing that something better existed outside of the soul-sucking conveyor belt.
I’ve always been a hard-worker, chasing success in my career, not necessarily financially, but rather by achieving my personal best. However, I found working 9-5 a struggle. I was working for not-for-profits, always with a focus on helping those less advantaged than myself, but the restraints of office hours, when my energetic times are early morning and late afternoon, meant that I could never quite hit the success I wanted to achieve.
“There is more happiness in giving than there is in receiving” – I have always tried to live by those very insightful words spoken nearly 2000 years ago.
My name is Nadine Naumov. I am the founder of Design Bay Jewellery, an online jewellery store specialising in unique rings with inspirational quotes.