Finally we can say we did it. We made the move to Ibiza and we can call ourselves the spirits of the free world. But how hard is it to leave family and friends behind? Is it hard to jump into the pool of uncertainty? Well, we try our best to answer those questions for you in this post.
The days went by very quickly. We were packing all our stuff and tried to get it in our car. Can you imagine: furniture, boxes with clothing, kitchen stuff and so much more? Yet we managed to pack it all and our journey to Ibiza began. We drove for hours and hours but the closer we got to Barcelona to get the boat, the more nervous we became. Doubt was rushing through our minds. Is this the right time…? How we are going to set up our life in Spain? Marisa had her rush when she drove through the streets of Barcelona. She had many friends who lived there so for her it was strange to drive around in her cool little Polo. Virgil was just tired and wanted to get on the boat ASAP.
The boat trip
Finally we were on the boat and all the stress fell off our shoulders. We made it to Barcelona without any problems. We knew Ibiza was ready to welcome us. Virgil is not a big fan of boats but the boat trip to Ibiza was fantastic. On the boat there was everything we needed. We strongly advise you to take a cabin. It is so much more relaxing. You can have a hot shower and you will love the view when the boat leaves Barcelona port heading towards open sea. We were so dead tired we fell asleep in seconds.
Ibiza the arrival
A loud siren brutally woke us from our dreams. The boat was approaching the Ibiza harbour and we hurried to get to deck to see the magnificent Ibiza coastline. Now it was Virgil’s turn to have a rush. We drove off the boat with Virgil behind the steering wheel. The moment that our small polo ‘set wheel’ on the island he screamed: “Marisa look we are driving on Ibiza with our own car”. The feeling was overwhelming, beautiful and at the same time scary. We were about to start a new adventure.
When we arrived at our house the first thing Virgil did was putting his hand on the floor of our house and asked “Ibiza is this the right time?” The answer came in the form of fantastic smells from our garden, the sound of birds, the warm winter sun and a family-like greeting from all our wonderful neighbours. We said to each other “Ibiza is ready to have us”.
The Workout Club Ibiza
Our first mission was to set up Ibiza Inside’s little brother: The workout Club Ibiza. We love bringing joy to people’s lives. That’s why we decided to give back the gift of health to the Ibiza population and its visitors by providing Group Personal Training. Our experiences in setting up a business are a subject for a whole new blog post and we will share that information with you soon. Time passed by quickly here and we are having a fantastic life.
Our Personal training business came to life on Ibiza
Don’t be afraid to follow your dreams
We are still very excited about what our first summer season will bring but we can tell you this: pursuing your dreams and being able to live your life in a place where you feel at home is one of life’s precious gifts. Listen to your heart instead of your mind. Surround yourself with people who support you, and face your challenges with your head up high. We can do it and so can you. When you are in need of some coaching with your move to Ibiza join our Ibiza Inside Coaching membership.
Written by Virgil
P.s Read here how we did after 3 years.