Meeting Luna the cow from Goa, India
I mention in my "About me" part. I work as an advertising producer, and before living in London, I worked in the film industry in South Africa. I never took a gap year as I was eager to get working and be an adult! Ten years later I started to feel overwhelmed and lost my focus. I pride myself on my work ethic and being a happy person but to be honest. I became a bit of a grump. I decided to hand in my notice and head to India to do something for me, a yoga teacher training course.
I arrived not knowing what to expect but made a promised to myself to try everything once and keep an open mind. Even the weird stuff... like nasal cleaning?!
With a daily combination of yoga, meditation, vegetarian diet (I can't eat Luna!) and a bunch of the most inspiring group of people (now my friends). I started to breathe, feel and remember, under all the layers of my London Hamster wheel life, what was and is important to me.
The environment! The fish, the birds, the animals, the bugs, the flowers. I love it all!
I was lucky that my brother and I were exposed to a lot of wildlife when I was growing up. From stories of my brother chasing Hyenas through the bush to us bum sliding down waterfalls together. My brother followed his heart and is the manager at Singita's Faru Faru Lodge. So proud of him. My heart went another direction, and in hindsight, I should have followed my dream and gone into documentaries (hello Blue Planet), but the rat race got hold of me!
After India, I wanted to bottle up this feeling. I can still make a difference. My dream of teaching yoga and baking sourdough on a farm with my pet goat may be a long way off but here is putting dreams out there. Produce for altruistic brands. Hopefully, produce documentary one day and along the journey figure out this plastic debacle. It's never too late to follow your passion.
I know it may seem overwhelming but we not doomed. Ever bit helps. When it gets too much, take a deep breath, take a selfie with a friendly cow, walk in a park, watch a sunset and remember how do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.
p.s. Of course, I don't eat elephants! Just a good analogy.