That’s a question I’ve been thinking a lot about lately. I’m not really sure why. Maybe it’s because my current lifestyle means I don’t see my friends as much as I used to anymore. Or maybe it’s just because I’ve got more time to think about random questions like this now…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.
Have you ever really listened to your mood? Have you ever really paid attention to what makes you feel happy, excited and energised and what makes you feel sad, lethargic and lonely?
I don’t think I ever really did. Until I started the vanlife and all the sudden there is no escaping it.Read More
Have you met many interesting people yet? That’s a question I hear a lot. I guess it makes sense for people to assume that, while traveling around New Zealand on my own, I would meet some cool people.
But I haven’t really, yet. And, truth is, it’s probably not because there are no cool people to meet, but because I choose not to engage with them.Read More
It’s been four weeks now since I gave up ‘normal’ life in Auckland to live life differently. It has been an amazing experience so far and I’ve already learnt so much. I’ve been trying to put into words what I love most about it and why it feels so right. Here is what I’ve come up with.Read More
3 weeks ago today, I packed up the last of my stuff, moved out of the temporary home I had stayed at for the last 4 weeks and into the van to start the big adventure.
To sum up the last three weeks in one word: ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!Read More
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
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