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“What we draw on from our memories,
and think, imagine and create in our daily lives,
is our dreaming.”
Djon Mundine, Bundjalung man and Aboriginal Curator
WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this page may contain the images of deceased people.
I’m a 16-year-old girl from Australia, from the place where My Dreaming began. For almost six years now, I have been traveling the world with my parents and my twin brother on a school of life journey.
We don’t have what you would refer to as a conventional lifestyle. While my brother and I are classified as “homeschoolers”, we are definitely not the classic definition of what you might think this means. We don’t have formal classes, a structured curriculum, nor do we strictly follow any particular defined style of education, yet still, we learn a great deal in our everyday experiences. I like to think of ourselves more as life learners, everyday activating knowledge within us from the world and all the living things surrounding us.
Before we embarked on our journey around the world, we had travelled quite a lot around Australia, throughout the states of Victoria, Tasmania, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, and the Northern Territory, enjoying the nature and beauty of the land of my birth and the land that holds a deep place in my heart.
We even made it to Uluru, Australia’s ‘Red Centre’ and were honoured to experience and learn about the sacred Aboriginal lands, the indigenous people and their customs. I learned about the significance of our environment, of the places we live in, the concept of timelessness, images of wisdom that get passed on to descendants through ceremony & song and most importantly, about our connectedness to every living thing. That was when I realised that our Dreaming is the act of creation from our dreams to reality.
I decided to share this Dreaming with you, and trust in the creation of our collective reality; together we can touch the heart of every living soul. I invite you to share in this dream with me – all as Dreamtime Travelers in this amazing and generous world.
Every journey begins with a single step…
In 2009, we sold our house, taking our first steps towards living a location independent lifestyle. We didn’t know it at the time, but our hearts and dreaming were calling us to take to the road… to go on our own Walkabout and discover the stories of the World.
In 2011, our Australian Roadtrip marked the inception of what to this day is a continual journey of exploration, learning & discovery, – collecting and sharing of Stories and the wonderment in the gift of Life – in essence, the creation of our Labour of Love.
In 2012, with only a couple of suitcases and backpacks, boarded a plane to our first overseas destination: The United States of America! Now, over six years since the commencement of our Walkabout, we have traveled to 35 countries on six continents, with countless stories, adventures and experiences of learning in our hearts, and the journey continues.
I have been devouring books for as long as I can remember, and my unbridled love of reading is matched by my passion for expression in the written word. It was actually while visiting Arcos de la Frontera, deep in the heart of Andalusia, Spain, that one of my personal experiences, guided by my love of animals, inspired me to write my first novel, Dawn of The Guardian – published in March 2016!