I woke up this morning feeling giddy. A kind of random combination of calm and excitement, of impatience and relief. Today marked the end of my ‘work week’ in Taupo which means I was free to go anywhere I want to.Read More
What do you do when you're 33 and almost everyone around you is getting married, starting families, buying houses and trying to get ahead in their careers, and somehow it’s just not what you want from life? Well, in my case, you move into your campervan and cruise around New Zealand to surf, kitesurf, read and write - and maybe find some answers along the way.
It’s done. I’m officially living in my van and have left the big smoke behind.
It’s day #3 of living in the van but tonight is the first night I’m actually on my own. I’m parked up at a really nice spot by a river just south of Hamilton and Cambridge.Read More
Three weeks until my big #VanLife adventure starts and I will be living off the grid an on my own in my van, traveling around New Zealand :)
"Are you nervous?" That's the question a colleague asked me the other day and I've been thinking about that ever since...Read More
I've made the big and super exciting decision to move into my campervan and spend the next few months cruising around New Zealand, surfing, kitesurfing, watching sunrises and sunsets and writing!!!! Or in other words, become a full-time gipsy and truely get the one thing I crave most: TIME!Read More
I’ve set myself a new reading challenge. Instead of focusing on reading as many books as possible, I now focus on capturing as many insights as possible from each book. That means, reading slower and taking notes while I’m reading.
And then I thought, if I’m already taking notes, I might as well share them with you :) So I’m starting a new series of blog posts called “What I'm Reading”.Read More
This is the first post is my new series 'What I'm Reading' where I share key insights and interesting facts from books I'm reading. More about What I'm Reading here.
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck was recommended to me by a really good friend. She spoke about it so passionately that it jumped right to the top of my reading list – and I’m glad it did.Read More
What do you do when you run out of cool Netflix shows to watch? You go on a documentary binge – kind of amazing what you can learn... Many of them were really interesting and inspiring but there was one, in particular, that’s been on my mind a lot since watching it. It’s called ‘Minimalism’Read More
One of the many things that are exciting about owning a camper van is that I get a chance to be creative and do little DIY projects to make Josie even better and give her a bit more personality.
The first thing I did is improve the bed / seating area.Read More
The other day I read a friend’s Facebook post that really touched me. Firstly, because it was beautiful – in a dark but also hopeful kind of way. And secondly, because it reminded me of an incredible valuable lesson I’ve learn in recent yearsRead More
What makes us happy?
I came across this fascinating TED Talk by Dan Gilbert the other day. Dan takes a very scientific look at what makes people happy and his findings are fascinating. Apparently, people who become paraplegic are just as likely to live happy lives as those who win the lottery...Read More
I can see some people read this blog and say “right, she’s just another bitter 30-something that didn’t get a guy and is now trying to convince herself it was a choice”.
Truth is, you might not be completely wrong...Read More
Currently the later seems more likely!
I’m a kitesurfer, I can surf on my paddle board (sort of) and I absolutely love the ocean. You’d think learning to surf would come natural to me. Well, think again!Read More
What do you do when you just turned 30 and almost everyone around you is getting married, starting families, buying houses and/or is trying to get ahead in their careers, and somehow it’s just not what you want from life?Read More