Life lessons

Are you facing your shadow side?

Are you facing your shadow side?

When we go to work on ourselves, its important to be open to the road ahead. Normally one would relate 'working on yourself' or 'growing as a person' to getting better, whatever better looks like? Happier, a more fulfilling life, openness and more opportunities. But the road forward its not always as clear cut as we first think. Remembering that we have both a light side and a shadow side. 

Do you find communicating in some relationships hard?

Do you find communicating in some relationships hard?

There are a few relationships I have where I feel like I can tell my friend absolutely anything and there reaction will be honest and open and nothing else matters. These people, hold space for me to be who I am with no judgement and unconditional love. Do you have these people in your life? On the other hand I feel struggle with many relationships and wonder how to build a deeper connection with someone I want to feel closer to and have a deeper more meaningful friendship or relationship with. Can you relate?

The wanderlusters hangover.

The wanderlusters hangover.

There I was, lying empty, motionless, what felt like soul-less in the musty smelling bedroom at my parents house. The room wasn't lived in any more (kind of what my body felt like right now), I left there when I was 22. What seemed like a shoe box held all of my (physical) life, bags of clothes that I hadn't opened for three and a half years, boxes wall to wall full of who know what. I couldn't believe all these things belonged to me and I didn't know where to start in trying to sort it all out. My insides truly felt empty as I reached for my phone to numb my mind. Only to find my Facebook news feed flooded with photos of the latest 17cm snowfall, a place that seemed so close but in an instant had now become my old life on the other side of the world.

Unpacking lessons from my adventures.

Unpacking lessons from my adventures.

Can you imagine standing at the top of a bobsleigh track in the Austrian winter dressed only in a one piece lycra suit getting ready to hurl yourself down the icy slide? Or swimming in the mercy alligator infested rivers of the Amazon in hope that you might see a pink dolphin. Or perhaps in the middle of Bass Strait's open ocean in a sea kayak unable to see land in any direction?

My name is Abby, energy, lifestyle and adventure enthusiast. I do my best to stand apart from my experiences, some of which you read above. I recognise they are not who I am, yet have given me invaluable lessons and shaped my character to what it is today. You may not have found yourself in these exact places but you may be able to relate and even if you cant I urge you to read on.