Thank you for stopping by. I am Lizzy. Part writer, part marketer. I have dedicated this space in the online world to embracing a gentler and slower way of life.
Two years ago, I lived quite a different life. I was busy – very busy – and the hectic lifestyle made me seriously ill. When I started this blog in the summer of 2018, I was still in recovery from many of the stress-related symptoms that I had developed after overworking myself. Most of my first blog posts centre around stress management and healthy living. Things were improving by that time, but I was still frequently overwhelmed with the pace of modern-day life.
Then things changed. For the better.
Slowly I started letting go. First I let go of expectations, but the lightness of less was tantalizing. So over time I also decluttered my routines, habits and way of life. Now I live a very minimal lifestyle – not so much in the matter of physical possessions, but in terms of cerebral clutter. I have become a mental minimalist, if you will.
‘Less do, more be’ has become my life motto. Whether I am travelling, writing or living daily life, I try to approach everything I do with a sense of curiosity and simplicity. I slow down to savour the moment and smell the proverbial roses.
I am by no means an expert in slow and mindful living, but I have picked up a trick or two on my journey. I am pretty adept at navigating life without a to-do list and at gently pulling myself back into the present moment. The journey isn’t easy and every day I am learning to just sit still and watch the world pass by.
“The trees know you can be still and grow at the same time.”
I live a life without social media – unless you consider blogs a social medium -, without #goals, but with a lot of space. Space to create, space to ponder and space to just be.
If there is anything else you would like to know, just ask!