Let's get started.
Every adventure starts with a first step. This is it.
I am starting an adventure blog. But first you need to know why I want to write it, what I'll be writing, and to whom I am addressing it.
First, there are so many thoughts running in my mind, great ideas that I eventually forget, realisations that I forget I had, wonderful memories that end up disappearing... So, writing them down is a good way to perpetuate them..
Second, I know that the things I do and think can inspire others who need to hear them. I'm not being presumptuous, but I know that when I read other people's blogs or follow their Instagrams or YouTube channel, simple things that they say or do that may seem banal and everyday to them can inspire me a lot, and so, why not share all that I have learned and figured out with others that could benefit from these things ? That way it's not completely all for nothing....
For whom ?
Essentially for women my age who may need inspiration, or who would enjoy dreaming about a different life, or motivation to improve their life or who would like to escape their daily grind, maybe some don't realise that's it's possible to really escape the normal way of living. I'm not saying I'm exceptional, but no-one is the same and maybe who I am and what I do can bring inspiration ! That's all really, I'm not looking to change the world... As I've heard said before, if I can just be useful to one person then my life will have been worthwhile :)) And if not well then at least my thoughts will have found order and be recorded.
What will I write about ?
To start with, I'll describe who I am and how I've come to be here and this. To give some context.
Then I will talk about what I want to do with my life, my dreams for the future.
I will also write posts of things I have learned, useful information and tips for the things I am busy researching at the moment.. Because I regularly hook on a new subject this will not be consistently one topic.
Right now I know there will be posts about emigrating to France, vanlife ideas, voice-over tips, freelancing, nomad life, travel tips, my views on South Africa, how I brought up my children...
Well who knows what else I'll get interested in, I plan on sharing it all, so watch this space !
PS: in a lot of my photos, you’ll see me wearing sunglasses: if I post the photos without, you’ll run away thinking I’m some sort of alien… because my optometrist gave me transition contact lenses that darken in the sun, result being I end up having super-weird-looking purple eyes…
PPS: Also, I will certainly write in either English or French so I’ll translate from one to the other to make it more accessible..
Enjoy the ride !
Very nice, I love your objectivity, slash, and honesty,, slash. Clear-cut, you are very precise and concise !
As a wounded gladiator still fighting hard, I am literally bathed in blood, a good bloodbath !
Such a powerful tribute to a real nobody who matters forever. Both poignant and soothing. If only one person cared, and read to the end, actually meaning beyond as Death is just the beginning, my obituary would spell .....
Navigating the hardships in the wilderness, I´m like William Wallace in Braveheart shouting freedom, freedumb, freedump !
My used Swiss pocket knife instantly turns into an essential AR 15 and my rusty machete into an existential dilemma between an AK 47 and a Dragunov. Dear God, please forbid any home invaders from visiting or even burglarizing my humble shed in the jungle, only monkeys, snakes, and mosquitoes allowed !!!
This degenerate bizarro is WW3 upon all of us !!! But one just can´t go down without a fight, one´s rocking boat, one´s tough rules ! Imagine us handicapped in third-world countries heavily sanctioned by the US and EU. We´d love to have your first-world problems, I can understand you ! But maybe not, ours, struggling for mere survival, make us realize that slavery was not abolished a century ago, as it´s been bragged about in history textbooks. Evolution is only Evilution, humanity never learns. Darwin is always at it.
Scorch-earth regards from the tropical wilderness in Nicaragua, Central America, so every day I do or live real Safari. Sometimes I feel even overwhelmed by so much nature. No digital currency down here, and hardly any cash. I scrape by close to the Masaya Lagoon and Volcano, dubbed the Gates of Hell, google it. You know, hell, sweet home. Not sweet, really, kind of bittersweet ! My shabby $2 flip-flop Ferrari I walk drives me nuts, which is ludicrous. Yet I´m grateful in this hardcore jungle, for being still alive. Merely breathing is a blessing.
Joy just to breathe ! Life is not a word, it is a sentence. Joy to be able to enJOY it however cruel, bad, or ugly it gets. But who am I, to be this privileged ? I´m just a soldier of Christ, nobly humble cannon fodder, fighting in the first row, bruised and bloodied, one-armed, bringing a breath to the world, still breathing, quite heavily, though, praising the Lord, all in Jesus´ name, to the best of my ability, to my very last breath on the battlefield called LIFE ! For how much longer in this thick fog of war ? That´s the million dollar question you just bought !