I’m Victoria & it’s so nice to meet you.
Introductions are always a little awkward, but here goes... I’m 24 years old, originally from England but now I’m living in Bali with my partner. I’m so excited to bring you all along on my personal journey with Caeli; I will be writing a couple of articles with this brand and I’m looking forward to sharing with you all what I’ve been working on.
So, what do I do you wonder?
Well... let’s backtrack 12 months, I quit my 9-5 office job and set search for something that gave me fulfillment and I’m still on my journey to seeking true happiness … it’s a slow, but comfortable process.
I am a creator, of all things conscious. I enjoy creating aesthetically pleasing content for my fellow friends and community, and truth be told, I’m still experimenting with what style of creation best suits myself. One thing I do know for sure is, I am a big believer in protecting and preserving our Earth, and in doing so I look within to seek out what changes I can make to my everyday lifestyle that could contribute to a more optimistic and healthier place to live.
I think it all began when I moved to Australia, in search of a different lifestyle. I found myself immediately surrounded and submerged into a culture that lives by the ocean. Everything felt better there, the air was fresher, the streets where cleaner, the ocean was swaying in all its glory and the overall mentality of the people who live by the sea felt more positive.
I felt at home.
What does sustainability mean to me?
It may be reducing waste in your home; eliminating toxins from your beauty regime; recycling; re-using your clothes; minimalism. I must say I have always been a person that has cared for the environment, but having said that I have never really, until now, educated myself on what is really happening out there in the big wide world.
Education is definitely key and when one teaches, two learn. So, this is the first step, becoming informed. Next, is consistency, and this is within your daily lifestyle. As human beings it is in our nature to what the easy and quick way of doing things, but to become truly sustainable and environmentally conscious is a time-consuming, slow process. It isn’t supposed to happen overnight, and trust me, I am still learning along the way… but I am enjoying the process because I know no matter how big or small my changes, I am making a difference.
I very quickly changed my dietary needs to align with a more sustainable and all-round healthier lifestyle; which then followed the notion of making my home a more sustainable, environmentally friendly place to live.
A sustainable lifestyle means becoming more consciously aware of the impact of our actions that are relatable to everything we are consuming on a daily, monthly, yearly basis. This even includes ethics that surround the manufacturing process of our food, garments and homeware.
My next article is going to be all about ethical fashion (something I am hugely passionate about): what it is, how we can adopt a slow(er) fashion lifestyle, fair trade, textiles used, manufacturing processes. I hope you’re as excited as I am!
Until next time.