welcome back

welcome back

2 years ago

Restarting my blog here took me longer than anticipated. I was wondering what to post first for a long time and thought that the best is to start by introducing myself, again.

I am from European background, Swiss and English, have lived half of my life in France and a long time in Japan, Tokyo, exactly.

I started my blog in 2006 called Abi’s Notebook. It was about my life as a young Mother to a girl and a boy, a wife, a passionate green beauty, lifestyle and organic food lover, activities around kids.

I decided to close it when I started writing for ELLE online which was a big mistake so don’t ever do that yourself. Always keep your own platform going, even if it means double work.

Anyhow, now I am back with this one: Abi’s Journal.

Continuing my quest in sharing things that are precious to me, inspiring and hopefully aspiring.

The reason I was ‘offline’ was for personal reasons. I went through a divorce, a touch one as they call it after an almost 20year relationship with the man I thought was for life whom I met at the very young age of twenty.

Leaving took reflection, courage, time, negotiating , fighting and so much more than I ever anticipated in terms of energy, emotion, loss for the gain of what is any mans biggest possession which is freedom.

Many people were surprised and will probably never understand how someone like me living a dream life in a house that took years to build, would turn their back to live far less posh to say the least on a tight budget. It’s no ones business to imagine, and no ones place to judge. If ever you need insight or advice on divorce, feel free to email me. I pretty much experienced everything possible, and more so, everything unimaginable coming from a person supposedly still in love with me.

I am an extremely open minded person and accept almost anything from people as long as there is respect, honesty and care put into the how of their life. These are things I cherish, and things I pass on to my children. As for the rest, the nice house, the nice furniture, the nice clothes. I have what I need and the rest will come.

So watch this space, follow me, on my new life journey that is actually even better than I could have imagined. Now sharing it with my new partner. We fought and still have to fight to be together. Japan is not the most advanced country when it comes to divorce and we can be taken to court for ‘stealing’ someones partner and pay a large sum of money on top of the embarrassment and wasted time….no more comment on this. Shame is where the anger lies, not on our side. Its in the past and we are looking into the future.

Welcome to Abis Journal. Share and comment and PM me if you like to know something in particular.

 Abi xx


Abigail Taugwalder

Abi's Swiss English born, she calls the world her home. Her experience in fashion and lifestyle inspire her media and event production. With a natural passion for wellbeing, Abi loves to promote the people, products and places that inspire to her friends and community.

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