Welcome to A Wanderlust Soul.
In a nutshell
I am a 500RYT, Makeup Artist, Writer and bucket list enthusiast from Brisbane Australia.
I created A Wanderlust Soul to share my experiences as I travel, grow and learn through life as I believe wonderful things deserve to be shared.
A word on passion
I seem to always have my finger in every pie trying to find my passion, but the truth is I don’t know what I am passionate about, I know I’m not alone with this, so I will share with you the best advice I have received to date…If you do not know what you’re passionate about, follow your curiosity, if your curiosity does not lead you towards your passion, at least you have lived a curious life.
I grew up on acreage, constantly outside and too clumsy for my own good, I spent most of my childhood looking like a big scraped up bruise. My brother and I spent our Christmas holidays on the Great Barrier Island in New Zealand with our Grand Dad, during these weeks we were set free to rome and transform into feral island kids with a curfew of sunset. This is the place where I fell in love with nature and Mothers Earths charisma.
One day I realised that I was and adult, doing adult things.
I have tried a few different career paths in “adult” years, Check out girl to Dental Nurse, Project administration to Makeup Artist, Travel Consultant to Web Support. I am an impatient Aries and these flames die fast when stimulation spreads thin, these jobs became a become a grinding chore. (Although working freelance as a Makeup Artist is still one of my occupations that I have a lot of heart for).
How A Wanderlust Soul was born
I had been saving my money for something…I didn’t know what, I was just saving. I wasn’t happy with my work and I knew there was so much more to life. I had to do something, because this unhappiness was turning into a trap .
April 2016 I quit my job and decided to take a plunge, I booked a three month ticket to India to do two things that made 100% logical sense considering my feelings I was experiencing.
- Treat my blog as my job instead of a hobby and take my writing seriously. After all it is one of my biggest creative expressions.
- Complete 500 Hours of Yoga Teacher training in Rishikesh.
July 2016 I graduated and celebrated the fact that my life would never be the same again, you can read diary entries of my transformation here.
The ultimate goal
My view of this world changed in the most beautiful way during my 90 days of self dedication and I am so inspired to share the world through my eyes to anyone who resonates with my feelings.
It is my mission to never loose my inner island kid. I will continue to explore, create, love and be loved. Stay curious, conquer fear and take control of the pen that writes the story of my life.
If you’re still reading, here is a big warm welcome to the space that I occupy on the internet and I hope you find something that you connect with as I continue to write stories of my travels, teachings and adventures.
I love a good chat so feel free to drop me a line any time.