Love In The Time Of Hysteria
Since antiquity, the term “hysteria” has been applied to a wide variety of both physical and emotional ailments. What all these ailments have in common, however, was that they were diagnosed as hysteria only when they affected women. The word hysteria comes from the ancient Greek “hystera” meaning “uterus” […] via The Metropolitan Opera.
For this month’s newsletter, I am sharing love and I’m sharing hysteria, both from incredibly talented women in our industry.
On July fourth, my partner and I celebrated our 14th anniversary together. Yes, fourteen years together is quite a number! Specially because thirteen of these years, we have spent them co-living with friends and other humans.
Because we designed a life for ourselves with clear priorities: a low-cost way of living allowing us plenty of room to play, take risks, run our independent businesses, and facilitate travelling time to nurture ourselves and our practises.
How has it been?
In short: financially smart, incredibly rich, fun, crazy at times, and during Covid, extremely challenging.
In February this year, Rob and I temporarily left the big smoke and have been experiencing regional life for the first time. It has been quite a change to say the least, but trading Ngár-go’s (Fitzroy) culture by Birpai Country’s stunning nature has been healing. Above all, living on our own for the first time in twelve years has been the sweetest of the honeymoons.
We are currently on the move again: packing, booking travel insurance, printing international vaccination certificates, and getting hysterically excited about our next steps. The plan is open, and we don’t have a clear roadmap yet, except from landing in Barcelona on August 18th, and keep operating our businesses remotely as we have been doing since 2020.
Rob and I are a mid-forties couple with no kids, who’s been living with housemates for over 25 years each. We don’t know anyone of our age travelling life in this way, so we are learning by doing. Anyone else out there?
This article was part of my bi-monthly email newsletter called: “July 2022: Love In The Time Of Hysteria”