Hi! Trish here.
I'm a former diplomat who traded in a respectable career for the life of a wandering nomad.
Now I've made it my mission to show other women that dancing to your own drum beat is the best way to live.
It's time to start living life on your terms.
It's hot. Stinking, boiling, unbearably hot. It feels like my skin is burning to a crisp and getting ready to melt right off, carried down my body by the river of sweat dripping off me. And the mosquitoes. They're like ninjas, nowhere to be seen then *bam* I’m...read more
If you read my last post, you’ll have seen how much I hate being told to “follow my passion.” Today, I’d like to show you how to find your passion. Well, kind of. I’m not being a hypocrite, I promise. Let me explain. Like I said in this rant articulate defence of...read more
I don’t have a history of high blood pressure, but if one more person tells me to “follow my passion” I may well be in danger of having my arteries explode with fury. (Don’t try to picture that too intently. It’s gross). And for someone who rarely lifts her voice...read more
I’m writing this post while sipping mint tea and munching on a refreshing ceviche in a cafe in a little town sitting beneath the slopes of Arenal volcano, Costa Rica. If I’d written it last week, I’d have been typing from a penthouse apartment overlooking the...read more
Gosh I love the first week of January. To me, the start of the brand new year is bursting with promise and anticipation, and it’s blissfully free of the cynicism and weariness that so often attach themselves to us like limpets* as the days, weeks and months wear on....read more
I've always been lucky. I don't mean winning-the-lottery lucky, but lucky in the sense that everything in my life has kind of always worked out. If you believe that luck is a magical power that is bestowed by an external deity…well, you probably hate me a little bit...read more
Whether you realise it or not, your life is unfolding according to a script that was written before you were born. If you’re a woman born in a Westernised country, the story arc mapped out for you probably looks something like this: Go to school! Study hard! Find a...read more
Welcome to my very first post! I'm delighted that you're here. If you've found this blog, it means you're ready to make a change. There's something in your life that you've always wanted to do, but you've been too scared or uncertain about how to make it happen. Well...read more