Life in the Country - Two Years On
I recently tuned in to Season 5 of Gourmet Farmer, that show about Matt Evans, a big city food critic who moved to Tasmania and bought a farm. The intro reflects on his journey through each season of the show - the initial setting up his farm and learning how to grow food, meeting his wife and having a kid, buying a bigger farm, starting a local restaurant, and now learning about sustainable and regenerative farming practices.
It got me thinking about my life, and how I have changed in the two years since my own tree change when my husband and I moved from Sydney to Bright, Victoria.
Season one of my life in Sydney was about working... and dreaming of not working. It was about cycling with friends, eating at trendy cafes and looking forward to the four weeks a year we could take off and go cycling somewhere exotic.
I started this blog when I was in the thick of city life, looking for a creative outlet to share my passions about cycling, food and travel. However when you look at my blog now, you will see I've only written 4 articles in 2 years.
I had grand intentions of keeping up my writing, but as the majority of my content was about cycling touring around the world and great places to eat along the way, I suddenly felt I didn’t have much to write about.
Season Two of my new life in Bright is vastly different to Season One. I now rarely travel further than the Beechworth Farmers Markets 40 minutes down the road.
I still cycle loads, but have also taken up new sports like trail running, mountain biking, hiking and skiing. I spend a lot of time in the garden growing veggies and cooking,
I’m becoming more interested in sustainable living, nutrition and gut health and generally learning about how to live a healthy and happy life.
I’m lucky enough to have a flexible job that doesn’t require too much screen time, so I focus on spending the majority of my life outdoors and not behind a computer.
Thus my blog has been affected, and I’ve been contemplating what I do with it.
Time for Season Three
I really enjoy writing, so it seems a shame to shut it down. I've come to the conclusion that a shift in content is in order.
I think it’s important to write about what I enjoy, otherwise where is the fun in having a blog?
So I’m going to continue writing about cycling, but also throw in some articles about health, fitness, food, fermenting, and what living life to the fullest means to me.
Don’t despair if you think this sounds rubbish and you were only following along for tips on cycle travel. Phil and I are heading to NZ in January for 3 weeks of cycling touring, so I’ll have loads of travel content to share.
Also, I'm planning on winning lotto really soon, so I’m sure when that happens there will be many overseas cycling trips with 10 course degustation experiences to share with you all :-)
Jokes aside, I really just want to write about what I love, and share my passions with others who might find inspiration in my new simple life in the country.
I hope you enjoy following along.