When we decide to join a gym, what’s our underlying motivation? There’s usually more than one, but ultimately themes of losing weight, getting fitter/stronger and ‘looking better’ are common driving forces. We might also want to feel more energised, demonstrate self-accountability or just generally improve our health. Overall though, I’d say the motivating factors forContinue reading “The Gym: Initial Motivation, Defying Expectation.”
Earlier this month, we took a family holiday down to Dorset, Devon and Cornwall. We surfed, skated and became temporary locals at the brewery. I wanted to focus this blog post on the last day of our trip, where an event unfolded that I found very upsetting to witness. I then reflected upon the eventContinue reading “Upcycling Perceptions”
This blog post ‘should’ have been about our mental health struggles throughout the build of our Tiny Home (well… my mental health struggles and Daniel coping with them); as signposted by the previous blog ‘There is work before the work.’ However, I haven’t written an UpLiving piece for six weeks and it seems more fittingContinue reading “2020 Vision”
If you haven’t already read ‘Before emancipation, comes burn’ and ‘Forged freedom?’ I encourage you to. It’ll give you context as to which point we are now at in our exhaustingly exciting journey, emotionally and practically. These posts are raw and honest, they expose the hardships as well as the joys of our venture. AndContinue reading “There is work before the work”
“Babies are expensive”, “I hope you’ve got savings” and “say goodbye to any disposable income” are some of the encouraging things you hear when you tell people you’re expecting a child. And I’m sure this to be true for many. I’m sure many parents want the best quality things for their babies and themselves asContinue reading “Babies don’t NEED to cost money”
So when I say ‘the caravan is small, but at least our Tiny House will feel like a mansion when we move in’, I am a fool. The first night in our caravan, yes it did feel good. But I would liken that short-lived feeling to, say, going for that first run of your life.Continue reading “Forged Freedom?”
So as you may have gathered from reading ‘Our Story’, in the early months of 2018, we have a new baby and we’re living in New Zealand. We’re in a magical little place called ‘Wanaka’ and we’re living in a little sleep-out that is located a little outside of the town centre. It meets ourContinue reading “Before emancipation, comes burn”
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