She’s in all of us.
She’s the voice within that whispers approval of that extra late-morning sleep in. She’s the girl who revels in the detail, who delights in the curious and pours over her treasured trinkets. She collects obscure ornaments, keepsakes of her travels from her back yard pond all the way to Paris. She’s the day dreamer, the star gazer, the girl who’s eye is drawn to all that shimmers and sparkles and who’s soul is nourished with love and truth.
In this recent post I revealed who The Sunday Girl is within me and how The Sunday Girl gives us permission to take time off, to nourish, to rest, to potter around the house and just simply be. But there’s another part to the story of The Sunday Girl.
The story of how she came about.
It all started when a young bright-eyed-and-bushy-tailed and terrifically curious girl’s world full of wonder collided with a world of excitable knowledge. A world where light was shed upon mountains of warm chatty facts and stories of an enlightened journey lay the offbeat path toward a bright smile and a place that feels like home. That world was Jessy Cameron, director and founder of Molten Store.
We went for coffee.
And instantly, like a jolt of electricity surged through us grounding our passions, desires and dreams we hit if off and I knew this girl was going to be in my life for the long run. We were an effortless kindred match. Five years later and Jessy is still my vivacious personal cheerleader. The friend who pushes me to be more, encourages me to dig deeper and pours her heart and soul into helping me dream bigger.
I still remember the day she leaned in whispered to me with the same enthusiasm and excitable truth as a child who believes in magic dust and fairies “I’m leaving this job and starting Molten Store”. In that moment, Jessy gave me a canvass tote bag with the words inscribed THERE IS THUNDER IN OUR HEARTS. She also gave me permission to expand the capacity of my dreams and within months I was on a plane to Sydney with a suitcase, tote bag, no job and nowhere to live to chase them.
Since then our lives have gone down so many different paths, and no matter the distance between our polar opposites we have confided in each other at numerous different turns to charter life’s beautiful map and find our true north. Meeting a compass like Jessy really opened my starry eyes to seeking out other inspiring souls and dreamers to enter my orbit.
And I have.
As someone who is a loner by choice, never quite finding comfort in the crowd, I have fine tuned my radar to pick up qualities in others who bring out the best in me. I seek to inspire and be inspired, and never have my relationships been more fulfilling. My interactions and relationships are easy, gentle, kind and encouraging, free of drama and expectations. I can turn to my friends in times of need, even if it’s been months since we last spoke, it’s as if we pick up where we last set off. I have found my tribe, my people, my collaborators.
Jessy and I have been collaborating for years.
Recently, I had returned to Australia from my travels and Jessy was about to jet off to begin an expedition of her own when we jumped at the rare opportunity to touch base and catch up. Between swapping travel stories, musing over curious mysteries and pondering where the next leg of life’s journey would take us, in an instant it appeared that our worlds would again collide head first in a beautiful colourful explosion of creativity, The Sunday Girl was born.
To celebrate the reveal of my collaboration with Molten Store, we have come together yet again to offer you a prize that will make your heart skip a beat.
A tote bag full of Molten Store goodies. Do you feel that thunder rumbling?
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