Live In The Question…

"You can't write a script in your mind and then force yourself to follow it. You have to let yourself be." - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie I've never been the kind of person to have a life plan. At least, not since life threw enough curve balls for me to give up on the idea of … Continue reading Live In The Question…

A Tale of Travel and a Trail of Broken Hearts

Wanderlust and relationships, although not mutually exclusive, are not easy partners. Combine them with good old 'timing' and the cocktail recipe of disaster is almost complete. There is nothing more guaranteed in my life than the second I decide to leave a place will be when someone will realise they want to be with me. … Continue reading A Tale of Travel and a Trail of Broken Hearts

On belonging and wandering and wildness…

"She was free in her wildness. She was a wanderess, a drop of free water. She belonged to no man and no city." - Roman Payne I have been known to wax lyrical on occasion. Anyone who has ever spent even the smallest amount of time with me will have experienced my ramblings. My most … Continue reading On belonging and wandering and wildness…

On Mountains, Time and Head Space…

Sometimes I think too much....¬†Actually, most of the time I think too much! I am very much guilty of allowing my head to become filled with all too many thoughts and getting more than a little lost in there. After six days on the highest mountain in Africa, I found that I had spent a … Continue reading On Mountains, Time and Head Space…

Lessons from Kilimanjaro 

Last week I climbed to the summit of Mount Kilmanjaro. Having lived in the shadow of it for a year here in Tanzania, I felt it was only right that I take on the challenge. With two of my friends and a frightening lack of preparation, we embarked on our 80k trek. Needless to say, … Continue reading Lessons from Kilimanjaro¬†

On transience and infinities…

There are infinite numbers between 0 and 1. There's .1 and .12 and .112 and an infinite collection of others. Of course, there is a bigger infinite set of numbers between 0 and 2, or between 0 and a million. Some infinities are bigger than other infinities. A writer we used to like taught us … Continue reading On transience and infinities…

Things living overseas has taught me…

     It goes without saying that upping sticks and moving your life to another country and culture can change you. Anything that forces you to step out of your comfort zone ends up shaping you in some way.  I'm coming to the end of my first working year living in Arusha in Northern Tanzania. … Continue reading Things living overseas has taught me…