“You get a strange feeling when you're about to leave a place, Like you'll not only miss the people you love but you'll miss the person you are now at this time and this place, because you'll never be this way ever again.”

Most of the time my life is nothing but purely amazing. I wake up feeling refreshed, excited and just bloody darn happy. However. A few weeks ago I caught an even stomach bug, and never really felt that I recovered fully. It took my weeks to realise that at the end there was no bug left, There was just stress, the fear of the unknown, the feeling of letting everyone down, myself included. I was caught in something I never experienced before. I dont believe in specific "age crises", however, I I do believe that we sometimes find ourselves in some sort of life changing situations, where it can feel almost like a crisis. All of a sudden I had no idea what to think, where to turn, and definitely not what to decide.

I was practically left with 2 options. Either Commit to a 4 year sponsorship visa with a company in Australia, (a company where my heart is, my family is and a place where I have spent most of my time at the past year). Or I would say no and then i would have to pack my life up and leave the country in 26 days. Up until now I have thought that staying in Australia, get sponsored and all of that, I have always believed that that was all I ever wanted, but now I found myself doubting. 4 years is a long time, and ever since I started traveling I have promised myself to be free. Mainly just work as a casual, never been on a lease etc etc. Staying wold not really have aligned with this. But Having to pack up my life in less than a mont, the life I have built for 3 years, in a place I call home more than anywhere else in the world, the thought of that is absolutely heart breaking. It has been a lot of tears, a lot of doubt and a lot of discussions, and I can say that this has been, by far, the hardest decision of my life.

I decided to leave.

Sometimes I wake up feeling excited about new adventures, and sometime I wake up feeling like I have made the biggest mistake of my life. I know everything will be amazing. The future is great. I can not stay in one place for 4 years. But how do you move out of somewhere you love. How do you leave people and friends you love so os so much behind. I should be used to this. I have travelled and left so many places. So many times. yet I never ever get used to it. To be honest, I dont think anyone does. You just do it anyway. because you have to.

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Hey people!

Since weve had a tremendous amount of rain and wind the last few days, I've had a lot of time to do research, go to the gym and rest up (When I am not biking to work trying to survive a full on rain storm haha)
However. Todays topic will be one of latest obsessions and favourites. Mono-meals!
For those of you who are completely new to the term I will quickly explain:

As I am mainly a raw vegan at the moment (meaning obviously no animal products, but also not heating anything you eat above 48 degrees celsius) I came across mono-meals a little while ago. People who eat mono meals eat one typ of food for a meal. or example only bananas for breakfast, only mangos for lunch, only orange juice for dinner etc etc. You get the deal. I have been trying it for a little bit, and oh lordy do I feel amazing! Its not recommended to do it all the time, or every single meal, but I find it so good for my stomach to do it every now and then. The benefits are so many!

  • Easiest meals to digest (kind to your tummy)
  • It forces you to eat better quality foods
  • Its a lot harder to over eat
  • Optimal absorption of nutrients

My stomach has never felt better! Since going vegan I am barely ever bloated or have stomach pains, not even after BIG meals. With a mono meal every now and then, I feel even better!
I do prefer to have breakfast as a mono meal, but occasionally I do lunch too. You just have to find what work for you! And when I say I only eat bananas for breakfast (like I did today) I do not mean 2 bananas. I mean a lot. Eat to you are fully satisfied and full. Your body will tell you when to stop. Even the taste and texture in our mouth when you are eating will change and you wont be enjoying it as much after a while, and thats your body's way of saying, thats enough :) trust your signals! I devoured so many mangoes for lunch today. Best lunch ever! Let me know what you think!


xx Sophia

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This i me. Sophia. I am a Sweden-Born independent little viking living in paradise on the Sunshine Coast of Australia. Turning 26 in less than a month but feeling younger and more alive then I ever have. A few years ago I packed my bags and left my hometown of Stockholm, Sweden. Since then, I am on the run. Its funny though, that something that has been a part of you for so many years, no longer feel like home. I don't miss Sweden. At all. I miss everyone, friends, family, cats, dogs etc etc. But I dont particularly miss the country of Sweden. To be honest, I have always felt that there was something out there in the world waiting for me. And I guess that leads me on to the next chapter about me as a person.

For 13 years I struggled with an eating disorder, Anorexia Nervosa, in and out of clinics and hospitals. I was sick for so long that I started to identify myself with my illness. Long story short. I eventually got out of the worst, and slowly started to get back to "Sophia". However, I still struggles to find balance, and, to be honest, I wasnt happy at all. I mean, I was, but at the same time I wasnt. I was still struggling so bad with accepting myself, feeling comfortable. Then I found; VEGANISM. It has literally changed my life. I am never going to be the "preaching one", telling everyone they have to vegan etc etc. Id much rather be a billboard for how happy, healthy, fit and balanced I feel nowadays. I am at the best place, mentally (And physically) that i have ever been! I surround myself with people who bring the best out of me, I spend most of my time in the sun, I keep my diet plantbased, cruelty free, highly raw and always colourful. I have discovered an awareness and happiness I never thought I would experience. The amount of people I have seen "THRIVE" from going vegan, changing their lifestyle or simply just changing their mindsets, is incredible. It feels like I have found a secret, and here I am, to share it with you!

Are you ready to Thrive?!
xoxo Sophia


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