I don’t know if it’s because I’ve recently turned 28, because of the wedding season or maybe because of Amber Rae’s latest post about not being “enough” , but today I’m wondering if each one of us will find true love at the end. Read more »
Since I can remember I dream of building my own project. But the truth is that I had never taken the step towards it until recently.
I have gone through school and college pretty sure of what I intended to do. I planned to have a degree on Business Management, majored in Finance, work for a big company a couple of years, get a Master abroad (most likely USA) and then somewhere along the way, build my own business. I did get my degree on Business Management. In all else I ensued a different path. Read more »
Eman and I were bound to meet, like seriously. She first emailed me to share her story on The Story of Us and she discovered that I’m French, she loves France! Few days later, she noticed that I run a shoe business for women with bunions, she has suffered from bunions all her life! You see, I told you, we were bound to connect. Today, I’m honored to introduce her to you. You can connect with Eman on her online home or through Facebook.
How would you define yourself? A dreamer!
When is your birthday? 23rd of September
Where do you currently live? Inside my head (but practically speaking, Cairo, Egypt).
What makes Cairo such a special place for you?
It’s the place where family and warmth is, friends and school and memories and all of that. But unlike everyone, I think of my country as my child not my parent. I’m disappointed coz it’s in such a bad condition. I’m mad at it for not being better, I try to take care of it so it develops and grows and improves, and whenever I feel the urge to leave or abandon it because it’s unbearable, I get a deep sense of guilt for even thinking so (sometimes I just ignore the guilt though) Read more »
First of all I want to apologize to all of you for the delay between the last story published and the one today, I realize that almost 3 months have passed by! Time flies away so quickly…Life happens and suddenly you don’t have that much time for blogging or you just don’t feel like to anymore. I think I might have put too much pressure on myself to feature as much stories as possible on The Story of Us and somewhere along the line, I felt over overwhelmed and gave up. However, this project is really close to my heart and I still want it as a place for people to speak and share their own journey. So from now on, I will only share one story per month: 12 months = 12 amazing stories. It might seem like not much but I want a number I can stick to it.
As for this month, I’m honored to share with you the incredible story of Steph. I’m sure her story will resonate with you at some point and if so, she will be waiting for you to connect with her through twitter @stephlisakelly
At the heart of my story is the desire to evolve, the knowledge that I came here to play a role, and the struggle to find out what that role is. Every step forward in my life has been in pursuit of this elusive answer; every step I didn’t take was when fear’s voice spoke too loudly and I spent a moment being stuck. Usually it did not take long for the impulse to evolve to well up again and drown out the fear.
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Just two weeks ago, I didn’t even know Amit and his blog Fishing Buddha. Today, I’m fascinated by his beautiful story and can’t wait to connect more with him. That’s what I love about life, one day someone is a total stranger and the day after this same someone is a friend, a lover, a mentor or a business partner. Amit’s story really touched my heart and I hope it will touch yours too. ”Don’t be someone who searches, finds and then runs away.” – Paul Coelho
“And kids, then I got a job, a fancy car that I couldn’t afford, took a mortgage, and settled down.”
Hi, I am Amit and I have always been afraid of saying the above words. I came very close this time around and this is the story about how it all happened. Read more »
If there is a value I’m close to, it’s honesty. Without it, we are just living a life filled with lies and pretendings; what we think it’s true in reality isn’t. Pure honesty is difficult to achieve, be honest with ourselves, be honest with others, be honest about who we are… When I read Kit’s story for the first time, I was deeply touched by his quest of finding this pure honesty and it reminded me of what truly matters in life. Kit has the honesty to be who he is deep inside and live according his beliefs, he isn’t hiding behind a superficial curtain like many do. I respect him a lot for that and if you do too, you connect with him on his online home or Twitter.
Who is Kit exactly?
That looks like an easy question, but it isn’t! Rather than giving a bunch of labels, I’ll say what I love: turning a corner and seeing that life is wider than I had thought. Fresh baked bread in the morning. Connection with close friends. Quiet. Photography. Teaching an English class where the students are engaged.
When is your birthday? Phew. That’s a bit easier. 3rd June 1984.
Where do you currently live?
In a rented apartment down a small street, right in the heart of Bangkok. I’m happy to be a in small community of mainly muslims, who are the most friendly and welcoming people I’ve ever met in Bangkok. Read more »
The exact same month last year, I was packing my stuff from my desk, waving goodbye to my colleagues and celebrating my newfound freedom. After a year and a half working for a translation company in a small town not far from London, I realized I needed something more than what other people seemed to enjoy at that time. I felt like the life I was living wasn’t mine and I remember spending hours daydreaming about wild adventures full of amazing people, laughs, love and joy.
I had to run, and I had to do it fast. I had to try catching those wild adventures I was so often thinking about. And maybe I never will but running is all I’ve got.
Today, I feel like I’ve run a thousand miles, crossed the Pacific Ocean and jumped from a huge cliff. Today is the day I’m launching the shoe brand I’ve spent the past year working on with my mum. Today is the day Caroline Macaron becomes real. Read more »
I’ve been thinking a lot about how I was going to introduce Emiel’s beautiful story, there is so many experiences to tell, places to name and messages to share that few lines wouldn’t be enough…I get to read many stories from a lot of wonderful people, and each time I found something in each of them that speaks to me. Emiel’s story gathers all these little diamonds I had the chance to discover in those stories because when I close my eyes at night, I wish I could live his dream. His story just touched my heart and I’m sure it will touch yours too.
I am a story collector. Stories to me are valuable assets, memories of places and people visited. The first travel stories I collected are from Japan. I lived in Japan for about 3 months after which me and my current wife traveled the country from North to South. I still believe this stay in Japan someway shaped me for who I am today.
I am a storyteller. Stories collected while traveling with my family I share with readers around the digital campfire. Some call it a travel blog. Read more »
As a woman, I’m drawn to romantic stories, fairytales and princes charmings, so when I heard about Tanja’s beautiful story, I had to know more. I mean, who doesn’t love stories about someone leaving everything behind and following her heart to be with an handsome Frenchman ?! And the story gets even more magical when you discover that the princess has been traveling all over the place, from Serbia to the Balkans, is a writer, actor and is going to live on a sailboat…You know you have to read that story, right? (even more if you are a woman!) You can connect with Tanja on her lovely blog or on Twitter @tanjabulatovic
Who is Tanja exactly? An existentialist, anarchist, observant, hence hypersensitive clown.
When is your birthday? July 9th
Where do you currently live?
I live in Marseille, in the South of France. Before I moved here I hadn’t even heard of the place, much less thought about it. Marseille had the kind of reputation you don’t want to take home to your mother.
Not exactly a city on top of a tourist’s wish list. Rather, it was the type of place one passed through quickly (preferably without using a public toilet) and moved on.
But times have changed. Marseille’s re-generation is well under way. She’s not your traditional Provençal city. She’s got more of a Latin-Mediterranean feel. Year-round great weather and low prices mean the rest of the world is beginning to catch on.
For now, here is perfect. In a year or so we plan to live on a sailboat. Living on a boat is about as free and simple as it gets. Read more »