If you didn’t follow my previous blog, I feel I should introduce myself. My name is Natasha, but I’m happy with Tasha. I’m a creative soul, and a traveler. I’ve lived in four countries and five different towns in the last eleven years. I have a French fiancé and a baby boy born in Paris. For many it might sound very bohemian, exciting or even like a dream, but, it has rarely been easy. I’ve struggled, with languages, finances and new cultures. I have bordered on depression and verged on an eating disorder. I’ve lived away from my family almost permanently since I left my hometown, and I have felt very alone. My career has spent more time on hold than moving forward, as I’ve worked to obtain long stay visas and integrate myself into each new place. I’ve had to hold tight to my dreams. It has been a long journey, but without it I’d not be the person I am now.
My big dream is to design my own line of clothing, and to own a small boutique somewhere. I love dreaming up new creations and making them with my own hands. I also love seeing what others design, and marvelling at their creativity. One day I’ll make it all happen.
2013 makes the start of a new cycle for my partner, my son and I. We’re preparing to make our dreams come true. We are finally going to give things a go in my hometown. Perth, Australia. While going home will have it’s many benefits, it does also draw to a close this era of my life. While I may never stay in one place for more than a few years straight, I know in my soul, that this time at home will move us forward. We hope to buy our first house, grow our little family, and change our general outlook on life. Perth is a great, sunny city, and it is (as most say) the perfect place to raise a family. We’ll put that theory to the test I’m sure, but just to be surrounded by family and friends, and being able to speak my native language should do me some good. We still have some time before we depart for Oz, which leaves me feeling a little nowhere. There is a lot to organise, and no date set in stone for the move. It is going to be a big one!
In the meantime, this is me. In all my simplicity. The best way to introduce myself I think.