Lovely to meet you, I'm Vadz!
I believe in the power of everyday magic and in appreciation of the simple things found within and around us. This blog is filled with my travel diaries, healthy recipes I enjoy, my journey through minimalism and sustainability and the musings of a 21st century girl living her truth and hopefully inspiring others to do the same.
My Journey So Far
My story began on a tiny dot on the map, on the main island of Mahé in the Seychelles. Growing up an island girl, I loved the ocean, the sun, good food and I was also a bit of a nerd who could always be found with her head stuck in a book. Fast forward a few years, and today you'll find me finishing off a three year undergraduate law degree in the beautiful city of London.
At 21 I decided that I couldn't stand the idea of going into work in a consumeristic, corporate world and I resented being told that my life had to be a certain way because that's what society says it should be. While going through a phase of self-doubt, confusion and almost dropping out of university, I discovered my love for travel, sustainability and simple living.
As the chapter of my life at university draws to a close this year, I intend to continue to travel the world, slowly and sustainably, to fuel a passion for telling stories, experiencing different cultures, and eating lots of delicious food. I've discovered an inner peace and a newfound acceptance of the fact that I can (as we all can!) live a life in alignment with my truth.
So, as I sit here right now typing this, I hope that the little pieces of writing on this blog give you something to smile about, inspire you, help you or give you something new to think about as you step back out into this often crazy world of ours.
I find true alignment and freedom through slowly see more of this beautiful world we live on, to learn more about various ways of life in order to understand the relationships we have amongst ourselves and with the environment.
Whether that takes me to the big metropolitan cities of the world, or the beaches and mountains of the rugged outdoors, I aim to share this desire to reconnect to our planet and its people with you. So far I've adventured in:
My discovery of minimalism in mid 2018 changed my entire perspective on the world and forced me to slow down in order to make more intentional conscious life choice.
Not only can you get rid of the excess in your life but you can be free to be yourself and choose experiences & relationships that bring you joy.
My top 5 favourite eco friendly essentials are:
- Bamboo toothbrushes
- Shampoo & Conditioner Bars
- Reusable water bottles
- Metal straws
- My Palm & Peak backpack
There are a few tips and tricks that I've picked up from my three years at uni to help you get through what could be one of the most stressful and yet the best times in your life. My top 5 tips for getting through university are:
- Time flies, so don't waste it
- Eat well and get some sleep
- It's ok to have a power cry
- But then get right back up and keep going
Recipes & Food
I love food! I know everyone says they love food, but I looovee food, and so these pages would not be complete without my favourite kitchen experiments that turned out a success.
Most of the recipes I share are vegan, in alignment with making more sustainable and conscious choices for the environment and our overall health.
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