I hope you’re well and enjoying life!
It was about 12 months ago that I moved to Melbourne from Sydney: I moved because I wanted change in my life and that’s exactly what I have experienced in the last year. I love living in Melbourne and the people that I have met and continue to meet, the experiences that I have had and are still ahead and all the learning along the way.
Life is good and I’m so glad that I made the change.
Like you, my life is busy: I work fulltime in a corporate role in the city, weekends on a farm and some evenings during the week on my blog. Sometimes it comes together well and other times not at all but that’s life isn’t it? I’m sure you have experienced this too.
In the last few months I have been working away in the background to take Raw & Inspired to its next stage so there will be some changes happening to the website as I start to introduce additional resources that I know will be of value to you. You will be the first to know when they will become available so keep a look out for my emails.
There has recently been another big change in my life with moving from living in an inner city Melbourne suburb, walking to and from work everyday to now living on an organic farm outside of Melbourne and commuting by train to and from the city for my day job. The contrast in my day is amazing: did I mention I like change?
I’ve always been a country girl at heart so am as happy as a pig in mud to now be living on the farm with my farmer. I love the open space, the quiet, the fresh air, the sunrises and sunsets, the sparkly night sky, drinking rain water, driving the tractor and ride-on mower, planting and weeding in the veggie patch, collecting the eggs: it’s all wonderful to me!
As I’m writing this now I’m on the train home and looking out over the beautiful countryside – it’s an amazing office with an ever changing view. Victoria has had a lot of rain over the past few weeks (too much in some areas) so everything is very green (and damp). After the closeness of the city space I enjoy the country opening up around me.
So going forward I will be sharing more of me and my life on the farm in my emails and blogs. I’m excited and I hope you will enjoy my musings from the farm and my ongoing plant based and raw food journey.
Well it’s almost my stop so will bring this to a close. My Farmer requested I pick up a fresh coconut and fresh coriander for use in tonight’s dinner (did I tell you he’s also a vegetarian chef?) so I’m looking forward to getting home to see what he has planned.
Until next time, wishing you a day of love, laughter, happiness
Joanna xo 🙂
PS: Here are the links to a couple of my blogs about being on the farm for you to read again: it’s a really special place for me and where I feel most alive as well as at peace.
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