Hey there!

Welcome to The Rustic Dreamer. My little space to share things that are important to me, that I have a yearning to write about! Things like personal growth (because I’m a little obsessed with self improvement), mindset, mental wellbeing, and lifestyle. 

I’m on a bit of a minimalism journey at the moment after watching Marie Kondo’s Tidying Up (I know, I know… but that’s how I got my wake up call, boy – did I have a LOT of books!), so I’ll be sharing experiences from what I learn along the way. The good, the bad, the messy… all of it. 

2019 is ALL about amplifying life a lot more for me.

I spent too much of the last few years shrinking away, staying stuck, and feeling bad about certain things – things that are just out of my control. And then dealing with an unbelivable amount of regret.

So, #Amplify2019 is this year. MORE adventures, MORE trying new things, MORE setting of boundaries and choosing things that I can wrap up in this year’s scrapbook and feel GREAT about (yes, I’m really going to make one this year – I think it’s going to be really cool!)

That’s the kind of thing you can expect to find on the blog.

You’ll probably notice I’ve got a bohemian chic vibe going on – it’s not pretentious, I swear… it’s just something that’s naturally evolved and I really like it! I’m hoping to start adding some more real life photos in here little by little – I’ll get there! 

What else can I tell you?

By day I work for an employee engagement software company (pretty cool actually) and by night, I… SLEEP. Yup, no hustle hustle for me – I’m all about balance and creating more of a life that feels good. 

A bit more about me…

Most people call me Mel. I’m 36 years old, born and raised in Namibia and currently living with my trail-blazing hubby and our furchild, Jinx in the beautiful Cape winelands.

In my spare time, I’m all about self improvement – whether that’s trying out a new morning routine, teaching myself how to do something via YouTube, listening to podcasts, planning a wildly ambitious overseas trip (it’s good to dream!), or just finding ways to create more “blank space” every day.

I love meditating, spending time in nature, indulging in gourmet coffee and vegetarian sushi, pajama day Sundays, and binge-watching the latest series on Netflix. 

Oh, yes! I’m also big on planning and checking things off (it’s the over-achiever in me), so here and there, I’ll be trying my hand at creating some fun things to put on the blog.

Thanks so much for popping in to read my “about page” (I honestly never know what to write here!)

So… I’ll just sign off here and hopefully catch you over on my Sunday Letters or on Instagram.

M x