About Me

Enlightened Musings of a Tattooed Wanderer

What is this blog about?

Good Question! It started out as a means to share my experiences whilst I travelled to new places. It kept my loved ones in the loop but I soon started integrating more personal and deeper posts about life and how I was interacting in it. Now, as I take baby steps into consciousness and awareness as a wellness coach, this is my platform to share what I learn. I hope that you find something worthwhile in my musings 🙂

OK cool, what is it now though?

Well, I’m all about intentional living, finding joy in the simple things in life, learning about minimalism and discovering joy. I am a coach practitioner; I am on my own journey of becoming a coach and by making myself accountable for my future, I wish to help others embrace their potential too.

The best form of progression is introspection!


Prague February 2013

Who Am I?

Oscar Wilde said that if you know what you want to be, then you inevitably become it – that is your punishment, but if you never know, then you can be anything. There is a truth to that. We are not nouns, we are verbs. I am not a thing – an actor, a writer – I am a person who does things – I write, I act – and I never know what I am going to do next. I think you can be imprisoned if you think of yourself as a noun.

― Stephen Fry

My name is Aurelia and I was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. I spent about 4 years travelling and seeing many places. I lived in Poland for a year and about three in Spain. I was privileged to travel every few months to cities like New York and Cairo, and I cannot explain to you how important it was for me to go out there, into the big wide world and travel and live alone, out of my comfort zone. In 2016, I was hit with Depression – something that I had battled with before. I also have General Anxiety Disorder. It was time for change and I soon found myself discovering things about myself through journal prompts. I took the time to have a real conversation with myself and figure out the gap from who I was to who I wanted to be. It was bigger than I expected. So I decided to move back home and take steps to becoming a life coach. We cannot be if do not do. And here we are. 🙂




Sitting on the steps of one of the pyramids in Cairo December 2014


I am not what I ought to be, I am not what I want to be, I am not what I hope to be in another world; but still I am not what I once used to be, and by the grace of God I am what I am
John Newton




Sitting on a ledge overlooking the view of Petra in Jordan New Year’s Eve 2014

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