Category: Authentic Living

When Dreams Collapse 

This post is the post that I never thought I would be writing.  After three and a half years of dreaming of going back to the land, of writing about it and sharing it, my worst case scenario has come true. The dream has collapsed.  Hence my silence over the last three months.  Not really knowing the best way to...

Taking Another Leap of Faith into the Unknown

Taking a leap of faith once again into the unknown as I follow my heart obediently towards the type of life I want to live.   Written Mid April 2023 Three years post pandemic and we have war waging, the cost of living souring and threats of economic crisis whispering in our ears. It could be argued, and with much...

How Following my Heart’s Calling Led Me To Discover Gifts I Never Even Knew I Had

I believe we all have hidden gifts and talents that we don’t even know we have. In this post I share how, by following my hearts calling, I first discovered I could write.   Written in celebration of the three year anniversary of this blog, I hope that it can inspire others to discover their own hidden gifts and encourage...

city to country dream

Is It Time To Give Up My Dream? 

  After a summer of rural living, coming back to the city has been a shock. Despite my last post, in which I spoke positively about living with uncertainity, the realities of my uncertain life situation upon returning to Madrid have shaken my confidence some what. After blogging about my dream of leaving the city to embark on a earth-centred...

uncertainty

Living With Uncertainty: Have I Gone Mad?

  This post follows on from my last one, in which I fill in the gaps about what has happened since I quit my job to follow my dream of leaving the city and starting an earth-centred life in the countryside. Here I deal with the biggest challenge that I have come up against in my quest to make my...

I Quit My Job To Follow My Dream. Now What? 

  A year has passed since I quit my 9-5 job in order to follow my dream of leaving the city and embarking on an alternative life in the countryside. Since then, my blog posts have focused more on sharing some of the internal changes that have occurred in this time rather than the external ones. I have talked about...

living in alignment

Living in Alignment With Who I Really Am

Revelations from the Heart Cave – Part 1   How a simple-life trip to the Sierra de Gredos over Christmas turned out to be so much more than a typical festive break and instead became a guide to discovering what it really means to live in alignment with who I really am. I believe that the pursuit of living in alignment...

In Search of Home

In Search of Home

Travel and the art of losing yourself to find yourself. After 10 years of wandering, the search for home continues.   I started travelling alone when I was 20. It was my second year at university; the summer holidays beckoned and with them the prospect of fun and adventure at a summer camp in the forests of Maryland in the...