Hello there, welcome to my website!
My name is Rachel, and I gave up everything to live in a tent.
I did my very best to live like a normal person is supposed to. But after battling to fit in with the way that society expected me to, I finally suffered an enormous burnout at the age of 24.
Feeling sick to the bone about the state of the Earth, I quit my job in the Midlands of England and gave away all my stuff. With absolutely no idea what I was doing, I struck off into the Scottish wilderness with a two-man tent, a mountain of student debt, and a man I had known for four days.
After three long months of wild camping and boiling seaweed for my supper, I made my home in a completely off-grid, self-converted Peugeot Boxer. Powered by solar panels and far too much rice, I travelled slowly through Europe’s wild places with my now husband.
When I say slowly, I mean it. Thanks to COVID we were confined for long periods of time, including in an abandoned ski resort in the alps!
I spend my days swimming in rivers and climbing mountains, and my evenings writing for outdoor magazines to keep me afloat. I have never felt so happy or free, and I could never go back to leading a ‘normal life.’
It turns out you don’t need very much to be happy.
Just clean air to breathe, hot food in your belly and the health of good people that love you as much as you love them. My life is unrecognisable to the one I left behind in the Midlands, and I would not have it any other way.
What to expect on this website:
Every Wednesday, I publish a new blog post.
On Saturdays, I release one of my poems.
I also wrote about my journey to accepting my sensitivity and making peace with the world in The Highly Sensitive Nomad Book. If you are a sensitive person who is struggling with the hot mess that is the 21st century, maybe you might like to check it out.
Wherever you are reading this, I wish you all the health and happiness in the world. xox
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