It's hard to sit down and explain how this all began. How does an idea, a dream even that seems so far away become a reality. It's been this idea in the back of my mind for many years, something I never thought would happen. However, at the beginning of this year, I did something I don't normally do, I sat down and took stock of my life, what was 2018 about, where was my life going. I felt everything around me had changed or was about to change. Everyone else seemed to be achieving or moving forward in their life. While I have been stuck for the last few years in the same place… So in full cliche, on December 31, New Years Eve, while sitting at a lake amongst nature, listening to life around me, pondering what am I doing, where am I going, why am I all of a sudden freaking out about my life. Why me? why now? This year was full of so many unknowns and that terrified me. For all those that know me I'm a bit of a control freak, I have a routine and if it deviates from that I have an internal melt down. With all these unknowns in my life having a plan felt the best way to arm myself for anything that the year was about to throw at me. So while sitting here staring out across the water, I started a plan, a list really of what I wanted to achieve this year. Like I said very cliche. Like most people’s goals it included the normal items, Fitness, Work, Money Love but I also included my Future. And this year my future was ‘starting my business’.
While I’m currently a single city living young adult, I have a great job, great friends, I love exploring and travelling especially the outdoors. The smell, the sound, the beauty, everything about it. It's the ultimate adventure, who wouldn’t love that. It was build but nature! I have always enjoyed being outside, like exploring and hiking in the natural, rugged forests similar to that in far north west Tasmania or the dry, but full-of-life bushland near the Murray River. No matter where I am, as long as I am seeing something new or experiencing something beautiful in its natural environment, I feel grounded again and ready to conquer whatever the world throws at me next.
Lost + Wander came about from the idea of needing a break - a break from the craziness around me and wanting that grounded feeling. Our world can be so full on and we lose sight of who we are for a while. Like running on autopilot. If you don't have a rest, clear your mind, you will just spiral into a shell of what you use to be. I know make it an important part of my life to always get out where i can, have a digital detox and get amongst nature. This was how I re-charged. So many years ago this idea came about. Something that inspired adventure and mindfulness. So welcome to Lost + Wander. A Glamping hire company.