This Tuesday evening finds me in the village of Luthrie, in the Kingdom of Fife, Scotland. For the next few weeks, this is home. Home in a stone cottage among rolling green hills. What can I say? I couldn’t be happier! This place is like something from a fairy-tale and the lovely people here in the village have made me feel so welcome.
Before coming here, I didn’t really know what to expect. I knew nothing about Luthrie and didn’t know why I felt so drawn to go here. From the beginning, my plan was to go further north, but when I saw the photo of this cottage while browsing the internet, I felt such a strong urge to send an enquiry and one thing led to another… and now I am here.
Sometimes I find myself drawn to places without knowing why. Step by step, I am learning to trust my inner compass all the more, especially while travelling. Often I find myself drawn to places that aren’t your typical tourist destinations. Places I felt drawn to go to because of a story, a dream, an ancient tree, or perhaps simply a hint of something that might not have any logical explanation but once you have learnt to recognize that feeling – you know it, you trust it and you just go.
Trust your intuition. Go, even if you don’t understand why. You will understand eventually. Something was waiting for you there – a gift, a story, a key. When you follow your heart, life becomes magical.
When you follow your heart, life suddenly finds you in a stone cottage on the Scottish countryside, hanging out with a black cat called Tika. I feel so content here, so at home, and so happy to be here for a whole month. I love travelling in this way. Slowly. Taking time to truly connect with a place and get to know the land, the people.
Places like this continue to remind me that joy is found in the small things of everyday. Coffee in the morning. Walking barefoot in the spring. Warm scones. Climbing hills. Climbing trees. Gazing at the moon, the stars. New friends. The sound of a cat purring.
Thank you Luthrie for a wonderful stay.
Learn more about the cottage where I am staying on Airbnb.
|Photo by Sanna Östergren|