me

of the bat, if you want to contact me, you may do so on nadya@journey-keeper.com. if you want to know more about me, read on:

I could tell you endless things about me, but that won't help you to know me, only perhaps see me as I see myself.

I am a bit of a recluse. I value being alone as much as I value being with my amazing family. I suppose that makes me interesting, probably in a boring way.
My brother says I am weird, a hippy and odd. He's always calling me names so who knows if this is true. Other people don't call me names. I think they're scared of me.
I do yoga. I love yoga so much that I became a teacher in order to share this wonderful gift with the little bit of world I come into contact with (there is a saying that if you want to learn more about anything, teach it, and this has been so for me).
I drink black coffee. But I love herbal tea.
I am a bit of a purist.
I pay attention to what's healthy, would love the time to set up my vegetable garden and I collect books on both subjects along with recipes, even though I don't use them.
I love books. I love the smell, the feel and the passion that seeps through each one. I love second-hand bookstores especially.
I love trees and find it hard to reconcile my love of books with my love for trees. So I plant trees, buy second-hand books whenever I can. I recently bought a Kindle, and it took me a while, but I am now totally addicted. There are still books that need to be bought in physical format, though.
I read. I write. I am passionate about words and languages.
Knowledge is my drug.
I care for the environment and I am a vegan. My husband is an omnivore. We live in peace. So can everyone.

I recently quit my job to be a full-time yoga teacher and mother. It was one of the best decisions I ever made, despite having to tighten the belt a bit. I always wondered if I would cook and bake more if I had the time, and whether I would be able to do all the wonderful things with my daughter I longed to do. Now I do all these things and I actually enjoy doing them. I love that the life I visualised actually turned out to be one that I love and not just a case of 'the grass is greener'.

I think that is just about as simple as it is going to get. I am not a woman of few words; I don't play those 'do this in one-word' games as I am completely incapable of doing anything in just one word, unless that word is awesome. Or from time to time cool.  I would talk your ears off given the chance, so should I start to elaborate on myself and my life, I might never stop. And who would read all that.

If you would like to know a little more, or pick my brain or share something of your own, please feel free to use the email address above to get in contact with me.