Rachel Rowland

A blog about life, leadership and whatever else lands in my lap.


August 28, 2015

Before I left London lots of the people I love kept saying to me “Look after yourself”. I knew exactly what they meant. I would have said the same thing to them if they were leaving. My interpretation was eat well, don’t try and do too much, get some rest, don’t stress...

August 26, 2015

On the morning we left I woke early. I couldn’t handle the impact of my emotion. I felt strong but I needed to be alone to work out what to do with it. So I went to the bottom of the garden and wrote this message to myself:

I am open.

I am receptive to whatever this exp...

August 15, 2015

What an intense weight of emotion. It’s stinging my eyes, squeezing my chest, sitting heavy in my heart and weighing my face down.

I am happy. I know I am. I feel calm on the inside. But my edges are frayed. My shell is worn thin. I’ve nothing left to fortify myself wi...

August 10, 2015

Home is where the heart is. Right? Well my home has just been packed into 365 cubic feet of shipping cargo and 11 very large bags. And it’s hurting my heart.

A few weeks ago I wrote about ambush goodbyes – the intense experience of realising that I won’t see someone aga...

August 4, 2015

Yesterday was a massive day. I didn’t realise it at the time, but today I can feel the impact. 

We sent our stuff for shipping. Our house is practically empty now. We have 3 beds, 1 sofa, and a table left to go into storage. And we have some toys, 2 mugs, a few plates...

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