A Big Announcement

After years of wishful thinking and one year of serious planning – I’m finally able to tell you that… I’m moving to Bali in December!

Bali? A lot of our friends ask us, how we can do that? What about work?

For a long time, we had the same questions!  We’d see families moving there, people making a life there, working from their laptops in a cafe by the beach – but we didn’t know how to make it happen for us. Ciaran had a corporate job, I run my workshops in Singapore…

We had a vision for our life, but was moving to Bali seriously something that we could do?

In a past post I spoke about fears, wanting for something but holding back. I think there comes a point when the idea of putting off the things that you want in life, becomes harder, scarier and more uncomfortable than the fears that hold you back from trying.

So we’re trying. And i’m I’m bringing you along with me for the ride!  If you’re curious, I’ll tell you how we made this decision – and what to expect from Little Green Dot in 2016.


From the moment I first visited, Bali captivated my heart. There’s something about this place that speaks to my core – the slow life, the artistry, the outdoors, the fresh food, the bright colors, the way you’ll find a fresh flower carefully placed in the nooks and crannies and you know that someone took a moment to place it there.

People jokingly ask me if we’re going to Bali to relax – but for me, it’s the complete opposite. When I’m there, I feel motivated, alive, creative, inspired… Have you felt that way about a place before?

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Last year, we were on a three week family vacation in Bali and got really curious about moving there. We reached out to friends of friends, people who had moved there with kids. We had a million questions. How do you work? What about visas? A holiday is one thing, but what’s it like living there? We left each conversation learning a little more, feeling a little more hopeful… and then we visited the Green School, and things got very serious very quickly!


The Green School is stunning. It’s an open-air, bamboo, architectural wonder!  But it’s what happens inside that really matters. Their vision is to create a learning environment that empowers and inspires students to be creative, innovative, green leaders. And if you talk to the kids in this school,  you can see what an amazing job they’re doing!

On the tour, seeing the classrooms, the organic farm, the mud-pit, the kids  – my husband and I looked at each other and said our girls need to have this experience!

That day, we decided to make it happen. We became two people on a mission!

  • Ciaran left his office job to become a digital nomad, consulting remotely for an entrepreneur who’s based in the States. So many companies are running their businesses fully remote now, working with brilliant people who don’t need to be in the same office together.
  • I spent that year creating my online course, SIMPLIFY Skin, so that I can take my in-person workshop and teach it to you wherever you are and wherever I am.
  • Then, we paid a registration fee to the Green School – just to lock us in in case we got scared. Ha!

What’s amazing is that the moment we starting thinking with the mentality that we will move to Bali – so many possibilities opened up. I called 2015 “the Year of Becoming” and it couldn’t be more true.

The Little Green Dot and How to Become a Morning Person communities grew by tens of thousands of people. I was approached by a fantastic publisher to write a book. And now our family is following our passion to one of our favorite places in the world.

Simply having the thought of Bali sparked something inside me. A creative urge to do more.  I’m going to make sure to take you along on the ride with me, because we’re all in this together.

I hope to bring a little Bali inspiration into your life, wherever you are!

I can’t wait to see what 2016 brings. Wish us luck in the comments!

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Comments (66)

  • militza
    Nicole Reply

    This is so exciting! I never knew such a school existed. My husband and I have the dream of moving somewhere exciting to live too. What you said is so true… we all need to find that place where “When I’m there, I feel motivated, alive, creative, inspired…” Wishing you, Ciaran and the girls the most amazing time in Bali! :)


    Hi Nicole! Thanks for your well wishes :) I have no doubt that you guys will make it happen! A year from today, everything can look so different… I hope you’ll send me another note to say “we did it” I’m looking forward to reading that!

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    Shabana Reply

    Dear Militza

    Congratulations on making the bold & brave decision to move!
    I simply cannot wait to hear all about your new & improved life in Bali!

    Wishing you & your family all the very best!

  • militza
    Karen Reply

    Good luck with the move… Hope to see you there next year…!

  • militza

    Dear Militza,

    Many congratulations on your awesome decision to move to Bali and all the very best for your new adventures. I’ve been a fan of the Little Green Dot for a while and your announcement has inspired me to plan a holiday to Bali so that I can participate in one of your lovely workshops.

    Enjoy the ride and keep up the great work you do. You are an inspiration in many ways.

    Monica xx


    Yes Monica!! How fantastic would that be to do a workshop in Bali. You just lit up my face! :) Please do make the holiday happen and I’ll be there ready to share new things with you! :)

  • militza
    Fang Reply

    Luck, luck! Lotsa luck and love for your new life and adventures in Bali!!

  • militza
    Bavani Reply

    I only can pray that GOD keeps you n your family safe. It’s not an easy decision, but since u have decided than there is no turning back. Good luck, be safe.

  • militza
    Susanne Reply

    All the very best to you and your family. I have heard good things about the Green School.

  • militza
    Thilaga Reply

    Best of luck on your new beginning @ Bali. I like your write-ups in the little green dot and cant wait to read more from Bali.
    Take care and Happy Holidays.

  • militza
    Tomoko Reply

    What an amazing decision that you and your family made! You will be great and amazing in Bali, and I know it!! Best wishes to you and your family.


    Hi Tomoko!! Thanks so much for the well wishes :) Let us know if you visit!!

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    Carmen Aguila Westberg Reply

    what a courageous decision you and your family have made! to follow a dream and a belief that you can reach for better, for a fuller life, for a future for your children that is cleaner, simpler, more full of what we should all be experiencing. i commend you for that brave and awesome decision and wish you all a future full of joy and light :)


    Hi Carmen! Thank you for your beautiful words!! Let’s keep dreaming and believing :)

  • militza
    Lisa Reply

    Good luck on your move. And looking forward to more great articles from you from Bali.

  • militza
    Abby Reply

    All the best with your brave decision to move!

  • militza
    Alice Gatto Reply

    Best of luck to you and your family. Bali sounds like a place where dreams come true. I too look forward to seeing your posts from your new home.

    Best Wishes,
    Alice Gatto

    One of your Morning People


    Thats exactly how I feel about Bali Alice!! Rise up and make your dreams come true :)

  • militza
    Mei Fang Reply

    Great news, my friend’s daughter is also studying in Green school and I personally feel its great for any kids. Look forward to your blogposts in Bail!


    Hi Mei Fang! We’re so excited about the Green School! Everyone who we’ve spoken to has amazing things to say about it – can’t wait to share!!

  • militza
    janey saenz Reply

    Awesome news. Congratulations. That’s a once in a lifetime opportunity that you cannot pass. The experiences you will live and your daughters school – WOW!!! Good luck and I will enjoy the trip through you!


    Yes Janey!! That’s how we feel – when you know you want something, the hard part is NOT doing it! Can’t wait to share the experience with you :)

  • militza
    Mykell from Mt Reply

    Best of luck to you & your family! How exciting & brave for you all!! Keep us posted…lots of pictures of that beautiful place plz! :)

  • militza
    stefanie Reply

    hey i am so happy for you and wish you all the best.

    and you are right: 2015 really is the year of becoming!!



    Isn’t it just Stefanie!! Makes me mindful of what we declare 2016… I’m thinking The Year Of Growth. The Year of Doing…. it feels like next year, is the year we take action on all the things we’ve been dreaming of. Maybe it needs to be The Year of Focus! :)

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