The Soul Searcher
Maybe it’s time we start getting to know each other…
I was born in London, the capital and (in my opinion) the ‘life and soul’ of the United Kingdom. I lived there for nine years after which my family and I relocated to the country – namely Surrey.
Do I prefer the city or the countryside? I am definitely a country girl at heart. My heart will always yearn for lush green hills and quiet meadows. It is there I find time for the sweet contemplation of life. This does not mean that I am not proud to call myself a ‘Laaandaan’ girl – there is definitely a time and place for getting lost in a bustling city.
The Surrey Years were instrumental in helping to determine and shape the person that I am today. I made life-long friends, fell in love and survived heartache. It was there I learned to drive and began to travel.
I love exploring new places
The travel bug hit my teenage years when I decided the best use of my free time was pursuing the musical loves of my life (Boyzone and Westlife) across different cities/countries ‘on tour’. Concerts allow me to forget about life for a short time and get lost in a music bubble. I often transition from quiet country girl to (what some call) “queen bee” status and I love the feeling of being unrestricted and free to be anybody I want to be.
What music interests me the most? Well, you can probably tell from my omission in the last paragraph that I am a pop chick at heart. I have been adoringly “fan girling” over Ronan Keating for over twenty five years now!
So yes, I LOVE LOVE LOVE pop! I love lyrics! I love the story that a song will tell and I find there is always a song for every mood!
My love for music
My passion for music has enabled me to visit some of the most beautiful cities in the world, Dublin, Zurich Edinburgh, Cardiff, Hamburg and Nashville (to name just a few). It has blessed me with some of the most beautiful friendships imaginable and it doesn’t matter where in the world I am, I am always on the hunt for live music.
So what do I want from life?
I want to be happy.
Am I happy right now? I have a well paid job and an amazing network of friends and family. With a car to take me wherever I wish to go and many luxuries that many others couldn’t afford I should be happy – but I am not. Each day feels like Groundhog Day. I feel unfulfilled and uninspired by my life currently. There is a deep desire to break through this ‘Sandra shaped bubble’ and explore the big wide world out there! I want to traverse unknown streets and seek to find something, anything, that my soul is craving and calling out for.
So that’s what I am going to do! I’m going to give it all up! I am going to embark on my the soul-searching process by trading my current, predictable and safe life with a nomadic existence for the next year. Starting in Thailand and then heading to Australia, I am leaving it all behind and going solo!
Am I scared? Hell Yes! But I believe the fear of regret is worse… I have to go, I need to evolve, I need to spread my wings and turn from the caterpillar into the butterfly!
So please feel free to relate to my ‘soul searching’ journey as best you see fit. If you have any questions or feedback please feel free to email me. I would love to hear from you!