And by that I mean, it's okay because it isn't. It's okay that we don't know. It's only natural that we can't comprehend. It's confusing. It's painful. It's lonely. And it's okay. My most favourite thing that I've read so far amongst all the noise these days is this, "The answer to the question everyone … Continue reading Everything is Okay.
I finally watched it. The documentary, Minimalism, that is. A lot of it I’ve come familiar with because of the whole having quit my job, sold my possessions and moved to a 'foreign' country bit, but I have to say…even with the items I have here, and in thinking about the few boxes I’ve left … Continue reading Minimizing | But in a Good Way
I could feel it as it was happening. I was slipping. Slipping through the cracks, slipping like the sand through my fingers. I was, with ill-intention, trying to convince myself that this was simply the reality of who I am. Throwing caution to wind, ignoring any consequence and living so much in the moment that … Continue reading Enough.
Let's be clear: I've taken one surf lesson (for basically one hour) in my entire life, so when I say things like "yah, I surf now," ignore me, haha. THAT SAID, the one and some hour(s) I was out there proved challenging yet incredible, and there was a lot that resonated with me while I … Continue reading Surf + Turf | Lessons Learned
Well guys, I've made it. Another trip around the sun. Another set of amazing experiences to look back on, and an added roster of incredible people for whom I am so lucky to have had enter, and find their place in my life. I'm another year older, and another year wiser. This past year I … Continue reading Another Trip Around the Sun
What am I afraid of? I ask this to myself, and I can come up with likely infinite answers. There’s the superficial layer: heights, spiders, snakes, the sun (yeah, good thing I’m out here going hiking in Australia eh? Ha.). I could take it one level deeper: I’m afraid of rejection, the unknown, losing control. … Continue reading Fight or Flight…[I’ve booked a Flight]
I have an actual confession to make. There has been a massive, pervasive part of this journey so far that I have actively omitted from sharing. I have been posting, projecting and pretending that for the most part, everything is great. It’s beautiful, it’s warm, it’s sunny and “amazing.” And though all of those things … Continue reading Confessions of a Solo Traveller | Part 3
"In nature, nothing transforms without breaking first. Flowers can't bloom until they're deeply, wholly rooted. Seasons can't turn until the cold has come and killed off the remnants of the past. Butterflies don't spread their wings before being cocooned in isolation for weeks, stars don't become supernovas before facing their own implosion..." You know, sometimes … Continue reading Confessions of a Solo Traveller | Part 2
What a precious stop! I learned along the way that Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, settled even before Perth. There is a lot of European influence here in the cities of Albany and Denmark, and seeing as that’s basically the golden standard for me (I love Europe and it’s varying cultures, foods, … Continue reading Albany + Denmark | A Simple Slice of Heaven
So you know how they say West is Best? Seemingly that rings true for both Canada, and Australia. The beaches and the coastline here are simply unparalleled. Every single stop we make it seemingly just gets better and better. And right when you think it can't possibly get any more beautiful - it does. Staying … Continue reading Esperance | Beacher’s Paradise