Common Threads

CaptureBlogPost “Our country is at a turning point. It has to be, even if some of us aren’t willing to see it yet. There is no way we can continue going the way we are, consuming the way we do, living lives mapped out for us by governments and societal norms. Most of us our drowning. Drowning in debt and depression, drowning in loneliness and mediocrity. Drowning in boredom and feeling more or less, unfulfilled. There is great change coming.The greatest changes happen first in the smallest of ways… in families, in couples, in communities, in friendships. When someone stands up and says, ‘this is not good enough for me. I’m going to write my own rules.'” – Sash Milne

Since we bought our Airstream and hit the road with our children, I’ve found myself drawn to people living “the good life.”

Passionate people who are striving to make a living outside of the box, living simpler, more meaningful lives.

I haven’t consciously searched for them. But inspiring and interesting people keep turning up, especially at moments when it all feels a bit too hard.

A couple of weeks ago, I received a request in my inbox to be part of a collaboration called Common Threads – “a celebration of Australian lives lived uncommon.”

I couldn’t say no when I found out two of the contributors in Series One are women I connected with personally last year and have a deep respect for.

And the editor/creator, Sash Milne, from Inked in Colour is a wanderer whose own life journey fully resonates with me.

Our first collaborative photo post will go live in the first week of February with three posts a week for the following three months.

Six contributors, 72 photographs, 24 stories in 12 weeks.

Please head over to Common Threads and check out the project.

8 Comments Add yours

  1. If I was as brave as I imagine, or younger, or whatever it might take, I would drop everything and head out…but I suppose I will search for some way to say it, or picture it, or speak it- before life ends. 56 is right around the corner. As you know, your travels and discoveries inspire!

    1. You are brave. You’ll make it happen when the time is right for you. Just start with some weekends camping and you’ll be amazed how the universe shifts. xxx

  2. hellokateberry says:

    I love you Sonia. I can’t wait to see what ace things you come up with. I miss you too, come and hang out soon. x

    1. Ditto Kate. You are truly amazing and inspiring and I can’t wait to come and hang out with you guys x

  3. What says:

    Keep on being uncommon! There’s a lot of people waking up to the idea that less is more – keep spreading the good word! 🙂

  4. Can’t wait to see how this goes! We will have to get over east again this year and actually have that email conversation in person. With beer. x

  5. this sounds awesome! off to check it out!

  6. Mandy Moo says:

    Ooooooooh this is fantastic …. What a wonderful idea.
    Such beautiful, strong & inspiring women.
    I will be following lovely ladies xo

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