Chapter XV: Sarah

Meet Sarah Swank. Travel blogger at Suitcase Six Mentoring director at H.O.P.E. Instagrammer at @suitcasesix This is her story... When I return from a trip abroad, someone always asks a variation of “How are you able to travel like that when you’re working?” with an implicit suggestion that surely I am not being responsible, paying... Continue Reading →


Chapter XIV: James

Meet James Dee Clayton. Musician, traveler, artist and write at Diary of an Aesthete YouTuber at James Dee Clayton Instagrammer at @jamesdeeclayton This is his story...   One of the biggest misconceptions about me is that I’m a snob! I think when a lot of people see me waltzing around as I do with my... Continue Reading →

Chapter XIII: Grace

Meet Grace. Blogger at Treat Yourself Today Instagrammer at @treatyourselftoday This is her story...   I’ve always had a problem talking about myself. So when Jess asked me to take part in this project – I was hesitant at first, but I know this project will be a good thing. Ever since I can remember,... Continue Reading →

Chapter XII: Leigh

Meet Leigh Van Der Horst. Author of WITHOUT MY MUM Instagrammer at @leighvanderhorst This is her story...   I am a 41 year old woman, wife, mother of 4, nurse, author and lover of words! I lost my beautiful mother to cancer in 2008, then aged 32, and penned a book ("Without My Mum") in the hope... Continue Reading →

Chapter XI: Shannon

Meet Shannon Jamail. Founder of and cultivator of purpose at Mind & Body Complete Facebooker at Mind & Body Complete Twitterer at @Mind_Body_Comp Instagrammer at @mindbodycomplete This is her story...   My ordinary story begins as a child of poverty, abuse and instability. This isn’t a sad story though.  I am grateful for every hateful word screamed... Continue Reading →

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