Since we went public, making the announcement that we would be putting the school up for sale I have been a little nervous and at the same time curious of what kind of reaction I would receive. This has been a very difficult decision to make, and it was not an easy task to inform the loyal people I have working for me that I would be selling and moving south. They work hard and they are in all probability the best working team I have ever had, right across the board. It was with a heavy heart I gave them the information, but they received it well and said they understood.
To leave behind Fanthyttan and Gamla Byskolan is going to be like leaving behind an old friend, but my hope is, whoever takes over the school, that they will continue to take care of it and perhaps use it to serve mankind. To me the school can be likened a grand old lady, and I would like to call her the duchess. It felt as if the house made a promise when I moved in: If you look after me, I will look after you and this old duchess certainly has.
Helen Engström and I will continue to collaborate and we have a vision as we walk into the future, we will be supporting one another. I find her easy to work with; she is a person with an open mind and a very creative human being. She is a very professional and committed teacher with mediumship and she is a very competent Mountain Meditation leader.
The plan is at the moment that Viktoria, who has been working for me for many years, will continue to collaborate in some form or another. Her skills and dedicated professionalism offer a resource that I would not want to let go of completely at this moment in time. We have worked closely together since 2005, we have laughed and cried together, shared happiness and sorrow. Her personality has touched the heart of many and is highly respected amongst those that have come into contact with her.
I have gone through every comment on Facebook and the website in detail. It was overwhelming for me, as to the reaction it created in making that public announcement. It made me realise what effect the work has had on people during the past 15 years. Every comment you have all made I received as a beautiful gift. Whatever is for the future it gave me courage and strength to walk into the future and the unknown.
Whoever you are, for whatever reason you have come to Gamla Byskolan, you have left a part of your soul here and that contributed greatly to what the school has now become. Without all of you there would not have been a school, it is as simple as that. From all of us here at Gamla Byskolan: Thank you for what you given! I can promise you this, your words will be firmly imprinted on my soul along with the many memories we have had.
I will keep you updated as to what is happening.
Take good care! You will hear from me soon!