This is my first post here and I am super excited to be sharing with you my journey. A few of you may know me from my past adventures at Strayed from the Table but for those who don’t let me share with you my story as to how I arrived here.
At the beginning of 2015 my husband (Roy) decided to search for a job where we could live as a family with our daughter. The stress, tears and the heart ache of being apart (he worked FIFO) was not great for any of us. Luckily a job came along which was perfect for us as a family back on his home turn in the Northern Rivers. Not only would we be closer to family the beach was closer too!
We had been living on our dream property for the past three years, growing and developing it into what we had hoped became a cooking school for me and a place of peace and quite for Roy. We had been busy planting trees, fruit trees, ploughing fields to grow organic veggies, mowing paddocks, raising heritage breed chickens all while we where starting a family and Roy worked in Papua New Guinea FIFO (Fly in Fly out).
Living from the land is absolutely wonderful, it is a lot of hard work, no doubt about it. However the benefits of physical work and eating such clean food were definitely amazing. I preserved surplus stock from our farm gate each week – so I had plenty of time either in the kitchen or out on the land. Our daughter had the most beautiful upbringing on our farm, with dirt, chickens, long grass and homegrown pumpkin to eat. I do miss it now even the thought of that environment but you know what. I would not change it for the world, because where I am right now is the happiest I have been in a long time.
I live in a real house, well it’s still getting renovated at this moment but it’s almost done as opposed to the small little one bedroom shed we had on the farm. I live in a town where people smile, all the time, and the community vibe is flourishing. I have a support system – family & friends to help me with my two little angels. I can walk ten minutes to our supermarket – ah, I forgot the milk, no problems I will just walk to go and get it – easy.
My purpose has become apparent, my self-care has become my sole priority (of course I love my family but learning to love yourself is the most amazing thing you can do for yourself – trust me). I live daily with intention, I am practicing yoga again, I am eating clean food (not grown by me but by local farmers and it’s organic!!), I have next to no stress and I am happy.
I decided I wanted to become a life coach at the beginning of last year, I sat with it (I was still pregnant at the time). I wanted to tune into me and what I most wanted to do in life. I played around with different ideas, business coaching or helping people to blog for business. Eventually I found a course that really stood out to me and it is based on the heart-centered life coaching. I enrolled that day, scrapping in to the next course, I have been studying ever since and in two months time I will be a certified life coach.
I will be helping mum’s to explore and find the holistic lifestyle they most want and along the way reignite their self-love. I have discovered the power of honoring myself and teaming it up by living a beautiful organic lifestyle- its total bliss.