I found her in 2012 when my life was – let’s just say “not so happy”. She – alongside some other bloggers ( Soulemama , Natalie Creates , Krysta ,…) – gave me the strength to hold on to a happier version of my life. They inspired me to trust my instinct and passions and they taught me that the best thing to do is being true to myself.
When I feared a life caught in a bureau, working 9-5, never expressing the creativity that was pulsing within me and nearly knocked me over because I ignored it, they showed me other ways of living. And that people were actually already living what I desired.
Bekah Stewart is strong, hard-working, grounded, courageous, inspiring, an artist, a mother.
She is authentic, vulnerable, honest, true to her values. REAL.
Her Tumblr A well traveled woman became really popular. She has more than 30 k followers on Instagram. But what do numbers really mean. Nothing.
Bekah Stewart brings you back to yourself. When you start drowning in the superficial worlds, when you start to forget your values, when you think they are outdated, when you doubt it all – then you go to her Tumblr, click through the pages and all of a sudden know what’s important again.
The mountains. Wilderness. The forces that are stronger than mankind will ever be.
The force that is stronger than mankind will ever be within yourself.
The wild soul that wants to live.
You breathe in. You feel the weight lifting from your chest. You feel that warm, strong, earthy feeling in your stomach.
You know who you are again.
That’s what AWellTraveledWoman is to me. She is my companion in moving toward a life that is more true to me.
And she is a reminder to be brave. Bekah does brave things. Fear is something she conquers. She goes into the direction of her dreams. I can’t even remember how many times I witnessed her moving over the past years. When new beginnings and changes are necessary, she goes for them. She doesn’t stay somewhere, just because she is scared of change.
Recently she quit her well frequented Instagram account.
The reason being: She felt like it is no longer true to her. So she set fear aside and did it.
Well, I will certainly miss finding her in my feed. But really, what I believe is that this step is even more inspiring than any Instagram post could be.
For her the truest next step was quitting social media. For me it is entering it. I am not a sharer. I don’t like being vulnerable, putting my ideas, opinions, words out there. I like to keep them to myself or share it with old trusted friends, who I know wont judge me.
Well, I’m stepping out of my comfort zone with this blog because it feels like something I must do.
I actually enjoy it, because even though there is a chance to be criticized for my dearest ideas and concepts, there is also a chance to find some like-minded people out there.
This is to Bekah Steward and all the things she taught me, even though we never met.
This is to her, her boys, her dogs, her dreams, her life. May it all go well! She certainly deserves it.
More about A Well Traveled Woman to read
Bekah’s shop A Well Traveled Brand