Blogging101 – Day 2: Take control of your title and tagline.

Today’s assignment: edit your title and tagline.

“Deep inside the forest” I found,

Another Life, Another Story

When I was about 10 years old I came across the tv series, Grizzly Adams, and I fell in love. I fell in love with the man, the animals, the way of life, but mostly I fell in love with the wilderness. Not long after, my parents took me on a holiday to Katoomba in NSW, Australia and for the first time in my life I experienced the beauty and tranquility of being surrounded by mountains and forests that took my breath away. At that moment I made a vow to myself that one day I would escape the city and live in a place like this.

Jump forward 10 years and I found myself living in Tasmania, Australia. Still living in the suburbs but surrounded by some of the most amazing wilderness on earth, I dreamt of a day when I could buy a home out of town and finally realise my childhood dream. Over the next 15 years I spent countless hours roaming through the wilderness, falling more in love every day and finally coming to the realisation that I not only wanted to live in the bush, I needed it. Coming home to the suburbs from these bush walks always left me feeling like there was a huge piece missing from my life. It was only when I was out in the wilderness, surrounded by the tranquility and peace of the forest, that I found I was able to really relax and unwind.

On the 20th November 2015, my wife and I finally did it. Hmmmm, that is to say, we finally bought a home in a beautiful rural/bush area of North West Tasmania. At the moment we are going through the hectic process of relocating but we are almost there and next week we will finally be living in our new home.

When Michelle asked us to think about the name and tag line for our blog, I realised that a big part of what I want to share with my readers all stems from this childhood dream. I chose Lifetimes (plural) of Gratitude for my site name, because I believe that I have lived many times before and I’m happy to stick with that for now but I wanted to change my tagline to reflect the thoughts I’ve written about here today.

“Deep inside the forest” is the first line from the song, Maybe, by Thom Pace which was the theme song for Grizzly Adams. The second part of the tag line is a reference to the way I tag my posts, poetry, stories and illustrations.
Another Life, Another Story, because I believe this isn’t the first time I’ve been here and probably won’t be the last going on the way I’ve managed to majestically screw up so much of the first 47 years.

My current journey has brought with it a lifetime of dealing with depression and anxiety, autism, gender and sexuality issues and very low self-esteem. I am so grateful that the last seven years have seen me finally living in a space where I have learnt to appreciate my own worth and while I’m sure there will be many lessons to learn throughout my remaining years, I’m very happy with the place I’m in right now.
A large portion of my personal growth has occurred in the wilderness and its within this sacred space that I want to share,
Another Life, Another Story.




Our new home: “Baile” Natone, Tasmania

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Inspired by Maybe – Thom Pace 1979.

Deep inside the forest
Is a door into another land
Here is our life and home
We are staying, here forever
In the beauty of this place all alone
We keep on hoping
There’s a world where we don’t have to run
And maybe
There’s a time we’ll call our own
Living free in harmony and majesty
Take me home Take me home
Walking through a land
Where every living thing is beautiful
Why does it have to end
We are calling, oh so sadly
On the whispers of the wind
As we send a dying message
There’s a world where we don’t have to run
And Maybe
There’s a time we’ll call our own
Living free in harmony and majesty
Take me home
Take me home


3 thoughts on “Blogging101 – Day 2: Take control of your title and tagline.

  1. Beautiful! As I approach 40 years old I am starting to get what I’ve been hearing about for so long – that the older you get and the more self-aware and the richer life becomes. Not for everyone, but that seems to be a theme I’m noticing. I’ve just seen the first sight of that new path and it sounds like you are already on it. How exciting!


  2. I too fell in love with Grizzly Adams for the sake of loving wilderness. I also believe strongly in reincarnation and am lucky enough to have been granted visions of two past lives. In one I was a man, a sailor who died at sea, the other a girl who was burned as a witch. Thank you for having the courage to mention that as well as autism and depression. Having a permanent home can help with anxiety. Some of us where not meant to live on the wind like birds in flight. Some are meant to put down roots, become one with the earth and then let our spirits soar.

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