Xan Holyoak
 
I will write until not a single word remains in my soul
Until every story in my heart has been told
Until my mind’s well of ideas is bone dry
And even then I will write on
because writing is not just something I do, but part of who I am
— Kathy Jeffords

 

Hello and Welcome!

 

This website and blogging space began as a platform for me to document the creation of a dream.  A joint dream I shared with my now late-husband, Tuck.  It was somewhere for me to establish my voice as a Writer and share our conscious living journey towards sustainability and self-sufficiency.  That was 2014 and over the short years since, life has transformed and I now travel a path similar, yet so very different. 

Tuck was killed in a motorcycle accident in January 2015, when our children were just four and six years old.  Since then, the three of us have continued to live from scratch as much as sanity allows and I am learning the art of self-care whilst balancing work and solo parenting.

Writing is my Element and I am so blessed to shape a career around something I dearly love to do.  My articles focus strongly on Nature Play, Family & Parenting, Life Experiences and Conscious Living (including sustainability & self-sufficiency).  I also take photographs, a lot of photographs, and I adore the Australian Landscape as well as Documentary style portraiture and Lifestyle images.  A little while ago I wrote a blog post called, Why Do We Run?  Without you and I meeting in person, it is possibly the best 'nut-shell' example I can offer you, of who I am and my perspective on Life and our experiences therein. 

Behind the scenes, I am ever so slowly renovating our 1880's Adelaide Hills home, while creating and tending a sustainable, semi self-sufficient garden.  Above all else however, I am a Mum to two incredible kids and a Woman living each day to the fullest.

 

My intention...

To be entranced by Nature’s magic every single day and bewitched by the world that lives within my children’s hearts. To transcend my wildest dreams and delight in the beauty of my journey.

Thank you for visiting and sharing in this space.

Lots of LOVE,

Xan xo