I’m a dreamer at heart
I spent my teen years in a whirlwind of ideas trying to work out what I ‘wanted to do with my life’. I managed to resist the pressures of further study and went travelling – where I was quickly whisked away by the idea of flying. I didn’t choose this direction because I loved planes or the ‘glamour’ associated with them, I chose it because I saw it as a door for me to live in Vanuatu – the country I’d fallen in love with during my travels.
One year after qualifying as a pilot, I found myself living and working in Vanuatu. I loved it…for a while. However at the age of 24, my lifestyle began to take its toll on my health.
My job was stressful, I was eating a poor diet, drinking too much and living a lifestyle that left me exhausted.
I neglected to care for myself, had very little love for myself, and soon found that I had extreme pain, particularly in my back, hip and knee.
I saw plenty of specialists, none of whom could find anything wrong with me. I began to feel as though the medical industry had dismissed me, either because they didn’t know how they could help me, or because they just didn’t believe me.
Finally, I went with a gut feeling to take some time off work, which resulted in my never returning to flying (as a job) again.
I became more and more interested in health and nutrition. I would dig for information on health anywhere I could, and it wasn’t long before I found myself enrolled on a 3 year course in Naturopathy. It was here that my life began to fall into place.
Within weeks of changing my diet and lifestyle patterns, I found I no longer had any of the pain that I thought would be with me for life. I became excited by life and my new direction, best of all, I felt fantastic.
I wanted to share all I’d learnt with the world…
And so I started this blog in 2012, initially with an approach of natural health.
However, at the same time, a series of events led me to start an online business with my boyfriend, Stu. During this time, I was in front of a computer all day long, laying the foundations of a business to sell products online. I worked hard and was good at what I was doing and the business quickly took off. I convinced Stu to travel with me. So that’s what we did. In April 2014, we sold everything we owned and moved to Bali.
We lasted in Bali about 4 months before we realized it wasn’t for us. We didn’t go home from there though. Instead, we carried on to England and have been on the move ever since. But I’ll save our travel adventures for another time.
During the 2 years of travel so far, we’ve met amazing people, seen things I’d never dreamt I’d see and had the best time. I wouldn’t trade it for the world and am absolutely grateful.
Yet, the whole time, I had this niggling feeling in the back of my mind that something wasn’t quite right.
That even though, externally, my life was amazing, internally I wasn’t fulfilled, but I couldn’t put my finger on exactly what was wrong.
I felt lost, disconnected and had no clarity or direction around where I wanted to go.
I felt guilty because I had so much more than almost everyone I knew and yet, I still felt there was something missing.
I felt like I had more to give to the world – if only I could identify what that thing was….
At first I thought I was feeling this was because I was tied in with commitments of running a business everyday, which didn’t allow the free spirit inside of me to roam. Then I thought that I only needed to become more present in the moment and feel more gratitude for what I had to get this feeling to budge. And then one day, I attended an event where the people in the room were hand picked. I noticed at the end of this event that I felt like I was riding a wave. I was filled with energy, enthusiasm, excitement and motivation.
I realized that these feelings were a result of being in the presence of amazing, inspiring, interesting and genuine people.
I looked around and saw that there were lots of people feeling like this, from the stay at home mom to the entrepeneur who stays home in front of their laptop all day. Despite the increase in technology and ability to stay in touch with family and friends, people were feeling lonely because these online connections weren’t fulfilling their need for real life human connection.
And so I stopped in my tracks.
I quit my health blog and decided to create a community that would bring more human connection into my life and the lives of those around me. In other words…
‘I began to bring more human connection into our modern digital world’
I still share my knowledge on health and wellbeing, but I no longer define myself by that. I love a discussion on a variety of topics from eating healthy, whole foods to changing your mindset to taking heartfelt action towards your desires, growing your business or finding your people.
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