From the City to the Bush – The Realities of a Tree Change with Bele Masterman
I’m very excited to bring you this week’s poggie, as it’s our first ever four-time return guest AND it’s my delightful friend, Bele Masterman!
I’ve been living a vicarious tree change through Bele for the past 6 months, and it’s been endlessly inspiring to see the decisions and choices she and her family have made in order to change their lives and live a life more closely aligned with their Why.
Earlier this week I went tow visit her beautiful new country home and to sit down face-to-face to talk about the realities a very big tree-change. Bele and her family have recently moved from a large family home in the inner-city to a tiny cabin on riverfront acreage, and in this chat Bele talks about the process of moving, the challenges and pushback she’s had to overcome, and the surprising benefits she’s uncovered as her family has settled in to what is a very different life.
We also discuss the pros and cons of documenting such a big life change on social media, and why it so often feels like the documenting of life is actually the robbing of presence.
As has been a theme lately, we both talk about our personal Whys (no tears though – yay!) and how knowing our priorities in life helps us avoid slipping in to comparisonitis (too often).
There’s also more bird talk, some excellent knowledge nugs, and this time we also throw a little cliche party too. I love chatting with Bele – she makes me laugh and makes me calm, and given my slightly emotional state of the past two weeks, this conversation was like a soothing, hilarious balm. She’s a gem!
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