We first met Natasha on Twitter, and really enjoy reading her articles and experiences. We hope that you have fun learning a little more about this bubbly, friendly, spice loving girl from Vancouver.
When did you move to Spain, and where from?
November 2012, from Vancouver
Who came with you?
my partner Ray
Where in Spain do you live now?
Do you work? As what?
I am a former family medicine doctor, and Entrepreneur. Given my lifestyle change, I have now chosen to work as a global locum doctor and will continue my entrepreneurial adventures as they come along.
How are you with speaking Spanish?
With great imagination. I point, use sign language and only utter picante (spicy) which I figure is my survival word in any country as I love spicy food. lol
If you could change one thing about Spain… what would that be?
To add more picante dishes to their menus lol
What is the best thing about living in Spain?
The relaxed way of life and the socialization that takes place around food.
What is your favourite Spanish dish?
Hmmmm, anything tapas-like
What is the predominant nationality of your friends in Spain?
If you won the Euromilliones – would you still live where you currently are?
Yes I can easily live in Exiample, Barcelona but will also likely buy other properties around europe.(to feed my gypsy lifestyle)
If a movie was made about your life – who would play you?
Julia Roberts, unpretentious yet colourfully dramatic and overly bubbly.
If you had to describe yourself as a sandwich filling… what would you be?
A dagwood sandwich filling….multilayered with a hint of surprise at every bite, yet always threatening to topple should you not handle with care lol
Right – now is the chance to tell us all about your business/website/blog if you have one (or more of course). Go for your life!
My mum refers to me as ‘Jack of all trades, Master of none’. Those words truly reflect me . I am Natasha, a South African/Canadian MD, and now global trotter.
As a MD, I take care of the unhealthy, the healthy and everyone in between. A former Family Medicine physician with 10 years of experience in Canada, I now work part-time as a global locum doctor in areas that interest me. Doctors without boarders is yet to be added to this lifestyle.
As a Coach, I empower, motivate and guide those people who require a gentle nudge. Yes a gentle nudge because everyone has what it takes to meet their goals or dreams. I believe that, clarity and a willingness to make the necessary changes are key ingredients to achieve anything in life. Yes anything!
As an Entrepreneur, I have worked on various projects over the past 7 years. I am wanting to create a lifestyle supported through passive income. Recent life circumstances have shown me that finances are never stable. Life never prepares you for those major pot holes you need to drive through. One day you have a job, the next day you have no options. I have been there and have lived through the unfolding of that devastating path. I am still feeling the after effects of that journey but I am taking control of my financial stability and have decided not to rely on any work related affiliation nor partnership, to dictate my future financial standing. If you relate to this journey and need some encouragement and help along the way, I am willing to consult and guide you through your journey. This universe is filled with abundance and my willingness to share my insights and experience with you, comes from a sincere place within me. Life is dynamic. It takes courage and determination to stay afloat. We all have the ability to steer our own ship. A little help along the way need not be feared .
You can read more about Tasha HERE
Next month we welcome Victoria Twead to the hotseat – check back on the 3rd February!
Elle, along with Alan, is the owner of Spain Buddy and the busy web design business – Spain Web Design by Gandy-Draper.
Born a “Norverner”, she then spent most of her life “Dann Saff” before moving to Spain in 2006. Elle’s loves are Alan, the internet, dogs, good food, and dry white wine – although not necessarily in that order.