Welcome to my world of wanderlust and words. I caught the travel bug early on in life, thanks to an explorer dad with a passion for outback camping trips. An intense love of reading created a natural segway into writing. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t unleashing my imagination onto the English dictionary and I will always be one of ‘those’ people who relish the smell of old books.
Along the way, I indulged in a world of glitter, drama and overseas adventure as a professional dancer. I danced in Japan before I reached drinking age, started my first novel in a spooky chateau in the Czech Republic while on a movie set and gave up all my worldly possessions to traverse the globe as a digital nomad. That’s not to say I haven’t dipped my toes into a more stable way of life, as a long-term entertainment supervisor at a theme park, a homeowner and someone who owns furniture rather than suitcases. I’m a firm believer in trying everything once.
In terms of education, I hold diplomas in journalism, creative writing, frontline business management, holistic counselling, and I’m a certified Reiki practitioner. However, I now know that the best life lessons are experiential. Educational institutions have their place and there’s no getting around the need to learn skills and techniques, but letters after a name don’t necessarily indicate wisdom or spiritual evolution. That comes from intimate interaction with people, places and deep self-reflection, teaching us that the more we think we know, the more we understand how much we don’t know. Endless curiosity about the journey is one of the keys to a happy life.
For me, life has always been about the journey and flowing where my passions lead me. I feel incredible gratitude for each step, whether it’s towards a gorgeous field of sunflowers or a life-changing lesson delivered with a sharp slap. It’s on the mysterious path to new destinations that we learn about the world at large and, more importantly, ourselves. One of my greatest pleasures is to weave words of inspiration, awareness, soul-nourishment and authenticity into everything I write. In this small way, I can give back to a world that’s forever enchanting and always reflecting the light that shines only from within each and every one of us.