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Annemiek Hennin: The painful accident that separated me from life and the journey to resurrection

Annemiek’s life was perfect! She had a business and was miraculously succeeding, until an accident changed the course of her life. After she fell into a construction hole, in addition to the physical pain, she had to deal with a long psychological, financial and emotional recovery. What were her dreams quickly turned into nightmares and today after two years, her recovery continues. Although at a high psychological and financial cost, Annemiek says she found the strength to recover and live the life she left before the accident. Today she is looking for new opportunities, for even greater success, because she knows better than anyone else that the sun will rise again

You seem to have had the perfect life and career, until you fell into a construction hole, how do you remember that day?

I remembered that day as a day that started very, very Sunday, that was 1 of the last summer days in October. A day that I enjoyed so much, in short and t-shirt,to discover the city. I remembered that I even made a video-life from the weather and the nice evirement, that was the first part of the day.

The second part of the day…I remember that as the worst day of my life that changed also my life forever. That part of the day turned my dreams at night into nightmares, and still does. A day that I have to face every day for the rest of my life.

How hard was the recovery, what can you tell us about those days?

The recovery was very painful, slowly not only physically but also mentally and of course financially. I recovered 1 year inclusive different therapies and medicines. I was totally depended on the help of others in the beginning. From going to the toilet, to being showered, fed, etc.

Step by step I became better, but I never recovered fully.

How did this time affect your businesses?

I had to close down the businesses, to prevent it from bankruptcy, not only because if this accident, but also because the accident happend in a different country then the country where I had my business. Very very sad.

Restarting was difficult, how did you manage to get your life where you left it?

As I am still in the recovery mode, the restart is still difficult, it is two years ago now, and that is actually to long time to restart where I stopped. In 2 years a lot has been changed, not only in my business, but overall, so I have to adapt to like it looks for me ¨a new world¨. Just when I return to Spain, in March 2020 to be present in person and reopen some business, I had to return again due to Covid 19, as the normal paperwork was not done, to continue my strategy before the total lock down. Again a big disappointment, that surely not helped my physical recovery as well. How much can a person handle? Well it made me mentally stronger, and even with all the hassle I keep my head up and continue to work hard in a different way.

What are your goals today?

My goals today are, taking even more care of myself to become healthy and wealthy.  Working together, looking for other opportunities, working differently then before and becoming successful. Spread the word that after darkness, the sun will shine again. Become an inspiration for others. Never give up. Listen to what the world is telling me-us, and handle according the situation. Work towards a passive income for the rest of my life, so that I can work as long as I can, also in pain.

Do you have a message for women who are stuck in such situations?

I would say: accept the situation, have a lot of patience, never give up, work as much as you can, and keep your head up, whatever the situation is. Make a script of your new dream live, and be act now now and rehearsal over and over again your script,your role of your future dream live so that you are ready when it becomes real, sooner than you think.

Mirela Sula is the CEO and Founder of Global Woman Magazine and Global Woman Club. Mirela has worked in media and education for the last 20 years and has a speaking experience from all around the world. Her background is in psychology and counseling, journalism, teaching, coaching, women’s rights, and media training. Mirela is also the organiser of the Global Woman Summit and Global Woman Awards. She has appeared on Channel 5, London Live TV, BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour, Sky TV and has also been featured in the 'Evening Standard', 'The Guardian', “Marie Claire” etc. She is best selling author and has helped more than 100 women to publish their books. It was in 2014 Mirela created Migrant Woman Talks, a platform for women to share their stories and experience of life in a new country. By the end of 2019 Mirela had created more than 25 Global Woman Clubs for women all over the world, and she has helped hundreds of women to unlock their potential, start their business and take it Global! Mirela has received many awards for her work, including the ‘Inspirational Award for Women 2015’ for Human Rights, the ‘Best Up-And-Coming Inspirational Influencer’ Award from The Best You, in 2017 and the Universum Donna Award 2017 from the Universum Academy of Switzerland. Mirela is passionate about empowering women worldwide and always stands up for inclusion, diversity, gender balance and supporting the next generation. Her mission is to create a global movement to improve the future for women, by economically empowering each woman.

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