Tnfld Podcast | Ep03: Abi, from fast-paced Londoner to Bondi buddha
Hometown / Swindon, United Kingdom
Currently resides / Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia
Job / User Experience Designer
A little bit about…
Abi grew up in a small town in England and spent most of her twenties working her way up the corporate ladder in London. She loved big city life, had a great group of friends and a flourishing career, but found herself being drawn to a more conscious way of living.
One day, not too long after starting a new job, she had an overwhelming sense of claustrophobia while sitting at her desk. She realised she had been filling her life with more and more unique hobbies to fight her boredom and needed a real break from corporate life.
She (bravely) asked her new boss for a 3-month sabbatical and took off to travel the world. As expected, she wasn’t quite the same when she returned from her travels and was inspired to embark on a new adventure across the pond.
“I’m always trying to question things. The more conscious you become in your life the more questions arise out of things you do in the day to day.”
Abi’s advice for living life Tnfld
- Be extremely protective of your work life balance and try to find ways to bring your passions and interests into your job.
- Try having no plans and taking a few hours for yourself every weekend to do your own thing and give yourself space for spontaneity.
- Be conscious of your body and the health of your mind and invest in them.
- Stop and check in. Notice the little things. It’s insane how much more awesome life is when you do.
Our favourite quote
“It’s been a real exercise in consciously trying to craft a life that I really actively want to be a part of rather than just drifting.
I know the importance of doing something every day that’s good for mind, body, soul. There’s a longevity in contentment if I do that.”