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Hey there, I’m Kath!

 

Here at the Life Spotters, it is our goal to help you build the confidence and know-how to help you walk your own path and live life your way.

 

Do you ever look around and feel like your life has become a little directionless? Do you ever wonder if there might be more? 


Do you want to immerse yourself in the experience rather than watching it pass you by? To slow down and drink in the deliciousness that is life, and create a world in which you are thriving, not just surviving?

 

Relatable backstory, coming right up!


A few years back, I started feeling like I’d wandered off my own path. Or maybe I hadn’t even found it yet…

 

I kept telling myself that in time, it would all fall into place, that all the things I had dreamt of would eventually work their way into my life.

 

And it wasn’t a bad life either… I had a home, a family, a job – I wasn’t desperately unhappy, I just didn’t really feel like I was living to my fullest potential, y’know?

 

I started to feel more like a spectator in my life rather than an active participant, like I was watching it all play out in a movie. And not one of the great ones, but those ones you get to the end of and feel a bit underwhelmed, like you just wasted a couple of precious hours …

 

“Meh, it was ok I guess.”



Except this isn’t a couple of hours. THIS IS LIFE. You don’t want to get to the end of it and feel like you didn’t even try.



So I talked to my husband & we made some changes:

 

  • We started living. Really living. The way we wanted to, by prioritising what was important to us.
  • We slowed down and started making intentional, authentic choices which reflected us and our beliefs.
  • We downsized our home and possessions, choosing experiences over things.
  • We converted a minibus into a camper van so that we could really get out and explore our surroundings.
  • We started building our own businesses so that we could have more freedom & control over the lives we wanted to live.
  • We started home educating our 2 children so that they could fully immerse themselves in the wonders the world has to offer at an early age.

 

 

And we haven’t looked back.

 

woman walking along the seashore

 

Now it’s your turn!

I want you to see that you have a choice. I want you to know that you already have EVERYTHING YOU NEED to create a life of awesomeness. Tired of the drabness, want to be a more “you-ier” you? To throw caution to the wind and just GO for it?


The Life Spotters exists for anybody who believes they deserve to live a life that’s true to them, who wants the best out of their life, who understands that they have a choice!


It exists also for those who are just beginning to see this, who suspect there might be more to life but maybe aren’t sure how to get there yet, those who crave something but don’t yet know what…


It exists for the dreamers, the doers, the big thinkers and the unconventional:


Thinking outside the box? You’re my kinda weirdo and I like you.


Because for some reason, deciding you want to live your life, your way, does tend to ruffle people’s feathers…

Dare to be different

It should be the most natural and sensible way to live. Surely nobody dreams of living a life that is anything less than wonderful??


And yet they do it. Every single day. 


Don’t let that be you!


Be a Life Spotter! Walk your own path!

We are all gloriously unique! Your dream may not look like mine, it may not even look CLOSE to my dream, but I’m sure you have one.


Are you currently where you want to be? No?


Do you have a choice? Yes! Yes, you do! 


Let’s go!

Here are a few of our most popular posts to get you started:


Intentional Living – Live a life that’s true to you!

Developing a Growth Mindset – A Beginner’s Guide

An introduction to Slow Living

How to Write a Personal Mission Statement and Find your Inner Awesome!

Kakeibo – the Japanese Budgeting Journal

 

Alternatively, dive in and explore the categories:


Life design – Mindset & Personal Development

Money – Grow your Money Mindfully

Adventure – Alternative Living and lifestyle

 

Father and son looking out to sea

 



Still with me?  Good.


If you want to get to know me a little more personally, I live with my husband Simon, 12-year-old Thing 1 and 9-year-old Thing 2. As a family we love nothing more than getting out and about in our campervan, learning, exploring and frankly, making a bit of a mess. Simon, our resident minimalist and neat freak, despairs of his wild, unruly travelling companions.


The Hubby

 

Man sat on back step of van

Simon likes…

“Carrying heavy photographic equipment along precarious cliff edges at dusk, film noir, and bulk buying wine, art books and spices. He has an affinity for the element of wood, the philosophy of the Stoics and the conjuring of abundance through the medium of crystals. He likes his coffee and his women strong and hot, and his soundtrack funky.”

 

 


 

Our Son

 

Young boy standing in the crashing waves, laughing

Thing 1 likes…

“Reading, music with rocks in, building things, happiness, eating, reading, eating, then eating some more, being in water and science experiments.”

 

 

 

 


 

Our Daughter

 

Young girl jumping off a sand dune

Thing 2 likes…

“Exploring, clambering over rocks and things, elephants, playing games, swinging off stuff, sunsets, and dancing in the rain. When I grow up I’m going to be a trapeze artist.”

 

 

 

 


As for me:

 

I love the sound of the wind in the trees, being on the beach, good food, good company, wild swimming, tiny houses and the smell of cinnamon. I love cowboy boots, hats and scarves, and all shades of green and blue. Also, stationary is more exciting to me than is perhaps natural.

 

Despite being deeply introverted, I love connecting. I am a natural-born collector but believe in living with less. I love to travel, but get terrible motion sickness in pretty much any mode of transport. I embrace all that is contrary and liminal.


woman reclining on a log pile
Chillin’ on mah log pile…



But enough about me, what about you?

Leave a comment and say hi!

 

2 Comments

  • Kelly

    I’m a 54 yr old grandma and I’m wanting to make positive changes in my life. I’m 3x married (3rd times the charm!) and between us, we have ALOT of grand-blessings.

    Here’s the thing, I suffer from depression and anxiety. I’m overweight and currently in a debt management program (which leaves me with very little money to play with).

    I want to get out more, do more with the blessings, and enjoy time with my wonderful husband. I’m just having trouble getting started Bc I don’t know where exactly to start.

    So I’m hoping your website will get me taking that first step!! Blessings to you and yours

    • Kath | The Life Spotters

      Thank you so much for sharing your story Kelly, it’s one that I think a lot of people can identify with. I actually also suffer with depression and anxiety, and am still chipping away at my own debt mountain, so find your situation particularly relatable. I found with my own mental health issues it was getting going that was the hardest part – finding the enthusiasm to want to live my life fully in the first place – congratulations to you on making the choice to bring about positive changes in your life! You say you don’t know where to start, but I assure you, you already have 😉 Good luck with your journey, please let me know if you have any particular questions and I’ll do my best to assist! Best Wishes, Kath x

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