India

Hello!

I'm a friendly South African living in London! Join me on my quest to save the planet. Let's start with recycling….and banning all plastic!

Meeting Luna the cow from Goa, India

Meeting Luna the cow from Goa, India

Hello! 
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.

 Tired but happy. Thank you to my friend Suzy for suggesting this amazing yoga school!

Tired but happy. Thank you to my friend Suzy for suggesting this amazing yoga school!

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?!

 Trying not to laugh at the absurdity of this. I guess all new things feel a bit strange. 

Trying not to laugh at the absurdity of this. I guess all new things feel a bit strange. 

 Finding it hard to get into meditation without falling asleep or being in pain. Perhaps this will help?!

Finding it hard to get into meditation without falling asleep or being in pain. Perhaps this will help?!

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!

 Feeding the hungry  Nyala  apples during the last drought. They are generally never this confiding but desperate times.

Feeding the hungry Nyala apples during the last drought. They are generally never this confiding but desperate times.

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!

 Feeling grounded after passing my yoga teachers course

Feeling grounded after passing my yoga teachers course

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.

Love
Cara x

p.s. Of course, I don't eat elephants! Just a good analogy. 

My kind of fun! The first steps of going plastic free.

My kind of fun! The first steps of going plastic free.

The Bahamas. Plastic Paradise

The Bahamas. Plastic Paradise