Everyday Laurali Star

Slow Living, Nature, and Sustainability!

Laurali
Hi, I'm Laurali! I live in a tiny, seaside fishing village in Florida where I nurture my plants, go hiking in the woodland, and wear flowers in my hair.

The Simple Magic of Kinfolk Style Blogging and Working From Home


A fairy house setting in the woodland with rustic leaves, tree branches, and fairy statuary
The simple magic of kinfolk style blogging and working from home is living authentically by means of mother nature! You know when you have found your calling and true passion in life when the work you do funnels into every arena of your life with ease and grace.

That's what has happened to me with blogging.  It is through blogging that I have found myself, which goes far beyond life purpose and blog niche.  To learn more about my life purpose, you might enjoy reading, The Magic of Nature: My Life's Purpose and Intentional Living!

Working from home has allowed me a lot of freedoms and as someone who can testify to my free-spirited nature, I really like taking liberties and creative freedoms in my work.  The fact that I have a nature-inspired blog that helps people is like the cherry on top of the ice cream sundae.  

When I first started blogging, way back in twenty-ten, I didn't really know myself.  It took years of starting blog after blog, niche after blog niche before I really clarified who I am as a blogger and a person.  Again, it was through blogging that I found myself.

I always had this purpose in the back of my mind, this passion for working hands-on with the environment and teaching others.  It wasn't until we get to about twenty-eighteen that I rebranded and started, Everyday Laurali Star, where I am today.

I knew that I wanted a blog that was built on vulnerability and honesty, a nature journal of sorts where I could track my daily hiking habits and talk about the nature spirits that I would interact with on my hiking adventures.

This all happened directly after a life-changing event and near suicide attempt.  I had just gotten out of the hospital from being Baker Acted and I knew that I needed to delete my old blog and start this one.  I knew with all my heart that this would help me through the darkness.

Guess what?  Even though it hasn't been all rainbows and unicorns and every waking moment (I wish!), it has brought me back down to earth and feeling comfortable in my own skin again.  

Most people don't know this, but it's only been in the last couple of years that I have been alone for the first time in my entire life.  When my daughter suddenly decided to move in with her father because of our financial difficulties, I was left with an empty nest.

I was devastated and heartbroken over this profound loss, as my daughter and I are soulmates and have always had a close relationship.  In fact, I'm best friends with all my daughters, for that matter.  So, it's safe to say, I took this really hard and ended up in the hospital for suicidal thoughts and ideation.  

When I got out, I turned to nature.  It was in the woodland that I was able to seek refuge and find myself again, this time more fully.  I learned that I'm an empath with Borderline Personality Disorder, which makes someone abandoning me, whether it's rational or not, even more difficult.

Ultimately, I've done the work on myself and I know that my youngest daughter never meant to hurt me and wasn't trying to abandon me, but it took a lot of darkness and reflection to get there.  Once I was able to gain clarity, I was able to move past a lot of the hurt and pain that is tied to being alone after becoming an empty nester.

You've got to remember that I have also been alone for many years now.  I have not really had any romantic relationships because I've been working on myself and working on my business.  You can read more about this by reading, The Seasons of Life: Butterfly Life Cycles and Kundalini Awakening + Twin Flame Connections!

I've always had my kids and then one day your kids are grown or moving out of the house and it's like you're forced to be alone and face yourself.  It was a terrifying period of my life and my blog and spending time in mother nature is how I survived it all.  

My blog brought me back to life with its kinfolk styled nature friendliness.  It brought me back down to earth and showed me who I really am.  It showed me that my life purpose is the magic of nature and what can be better than that?  

My blog is literally my soulmate!  It's an extension of the person that I am, as I share parts of my life with my readers.  Working from home and doing what I love to do has been the best thing to ever happen to me.  

It's really helped me to grow spiritually and to foster spiritual growth in others and I do it with vegan hiking boots and a camera.  I am literally living, breathing, and sleeping my dream job.  How many people can say that?  

I like the creative freedom here, of being able to write about what I want and how I want to write it.  I am my own boss so if I want to call in for work, all I need do is give myself a vacation.  

These past few months, I haven't been blogging much.  My heart hasn't really been in it.  I performed a spiritual retreat for mental health during the coronavirus pandemic and I never really came back out.

I needed to take a step back, retreat, and figure out where I go from here.  The one constant star in my life has always been blogging. 

It's the one thing I can always count on, rely on, and always go back to.  Blogging was my first love and will probably be my last, as I hope to be able to express myself creatively until my very last breath.  

There's simple magic in doing what you love to do and getting paid for it.  You get to make up the rules as you go along.  

Working from home allows me to be my true, authentic self.  It allows me to do all the things within a day that I love to do.  

I start out my morning with coffee and writing letters to the universe.  Then, I usually do a morning tarot reading or two, because my head feels the clearest in the morning, and my tarot readings shine through.  

I also get on my yoga mat every morning.  I aim to do an hour of yoga daily, but my real goal is always to get on my mat, no matter what.  I listen to my body as I move in and out of stretches and yoga poses.  

After yoga, I generally go on a morning hike in mother nature.  While I'm out there in the quiet of the woodland, it's not uncommon for me to snap pictures that I can use later on my blog.  Nature really inspires me, as does kinfolk style, slow living at its best!

Generally, I fit in writing posts wherever I can!  I know some people prefer a rigid schedule when it comes to work, even going as far as using a blog planner.  For me, it just doesn't work.  I might have ideas in mind for future articles, but I like to write on the fly.

It's all about finding what's best for you.  I write all of this as a love letter to say that blogging and hiking have not only changed my life but have saved my life!  Blogging has helped me to find my true, authentic self and once I knew her, there was no going back.

We're in the beginning stages of a new journey within a new decade and this has already brought forth plenty of changes on the blogging front, especially with the coronavirus.  It's really brought people back to the heart of their homes and learning what is important in life.

If you'd like to learn more about blogging or have recently thought about starting your own blog while on lockdown, please read: The Future of Lifestyle Blogging in 2020: The Golden Age of Blogging (Second Wave)!  It will inspire you to see blogging in a different light, the way that I do.

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