Nicole Theron Parkes in Charleston, South Carolina
Before finding Boho Beautiful I was living a life based on how I thought others wanted me to live. I felt empty. I had depression and anxiety. I was lonely all the time. I was also very sick with chronic illness. I have always wanted to travel but I thought I didn’t like road tripping and I was too anxious to leave. “I’ll just stay here, even though I’m miserable, because at least I know what to expect.” One day I found the Boho Beautiful video dairies and they changed my life! I was inspired that Mark and Julianna left everything they knew and went searching for something else. They were the gentle push I needed to do the same. My relationship ended, I didn’t get the job I wanted, so I packed up my car and I set off on a road trip, alone. Over the past several months I have traveled over 1,000 miles, eventually ending up in South Carolina, because that’s where the universe said I should go. I have been here for 2 months and the anxiety that has plagued my life for the past 20 years is mostly gone. I am healthier and happier and safer than I have ever been, and I live in a beautiful, sunny place, right by the ocean, which I say is my true home, because I’m a mermaid at heart. The first night I arrived in South Carolina, I drove right to the beach. I stood on the shore, watching the waves, as a storm blew in, and I thought, “This is the most beautiful beach I have ever seen and I don’t feel lonely anymore.” The energy in South Carolina is just want I need. I feel so healed by her power, unlike how struck I felt in Massachusetts. I also wear many crystals, and the first one I bought was a clear, quartz necklace that Julianna made. I am so grateful to Mark and Julianna, for being brave enough to live as they live, and for sharing their journey with all of us. I don’t think I would have been brave enough to leave and start over, if I didn’t watch someone else do it first. It was like they gave me permission to follow my truth. Also, now I love road trips and am already planning a new road trip for next year. Now that I have traveled and I know I can do it, I want to travel the world 🙂
Love, light and peace xoxo.