Welcome to ‘the earth beneath me’ blog. Through this blog, I would like to share stories of my experiences while travelling, my take on how to stay positive during those less than ‘sunny’ days as well as beauty and money saving tips. I will also be asking friends to share their stories that I have drawn inspiration from.
You’re probably wondering what the meaning behind the blog title is. For this I have to thank my dear friend Sara I met in Peru. She had taken a year off teaching Norwegian primary school children to live in her native Peru. On one of our long walks (which was usually after eating a delicious meal or cake!) we were talking about men…naturally. Both single, we were discussing the ever so universal topic of ‘why can’t I meet a decent guy?!’ Sara shared with me a Cuban saying that defines their approach to love but also life…
“No one is better than me, only the earth beneath me and I’m standing on it!”
As it happens, I like to take note of inspirational quotes or sayings and share these with friends, particularly when dealing with ‘first world problems’ which I would like to share in this blog. This one I have decided will be my new motto and I will try to make every decision with this in the back of my mind. So thank you to Sara and the confident Cubans for helping me realise that no one is better than me….
(A note on the featured pictures: these have been taken by myself or by more talented picture taking friends)
Sara is on a mission to “paint, play music and discover amazing people and places” Check out her blog to see her adventures and useful travel tips: http://paintplayandtravel.com/