Tagged: courage

When Dreams Come True

Anyone who has been following this journey of mine for the past few years may be feeling my pain and disappointment at the recent turn of events. To have boldly announced my dreams to the world and have them come crashing down in full view is indeed a lesson in humility.  Yet in a strange twist of fate, as one...

What Would You Do If You Only Had Six Months Left To Live?

  It may be a corny question. The kind that English teachers like myself use to stimulate discussion or the kind of question people pose at some artificial speed dating event. People roll their eyes and answer in a superficial way. But if I may, I ask you to humour me for a moment.  “What would you do if you...

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...

Mountain Climbing Our Way To Our Off-Grid Dreams

Having a great dream in a lot like mountain climbing. You have to descend before you can ascend.   I can hardly believe that three years have passed since I committed myself to this dream of moving from the city to the countryside. If you had told me then that in three years time I would still be writing about...

Wisdom and Inspiration: Celebrating Three Years of Your Comments!

Celebrating three years of the Shared Earth Living Community! It has been three years since I started this blogging venture and began sharing my journey from the city to the countryside with the world. What better way to celebrate than with a post dedicated to the wise, inspiring, generous comments from you, my readers! Three Year Anniversary Since starting out...

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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...

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A More Beautiful World: A Call to Action

  The time has come to get out of our fur-lined pocket and take our positions on the front lines as the courageous co-creators that we are. Because if not us, who? These are strange, challenging and chaotic times we are living in. So much has changed since I wrote my first blog post. I never could have predicted what...

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...

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Rainbow Vision: The Secret Antidote to Doom and Gloom

The hidden power of the rainbow in the face of an ever miserable world.   Some time ago I went to visit some family in Galicia, Northern Spain. Famed for its notorious wet weather, the green mountains and trees were a much-needed tonic for the dry plains of Madrid that I have grown accustomed to. In true Galician spirit, it...