In a time where I can skype my mum in Ireland while my buddy from NZ likes something on my insta, why would I not utilise one of the most powerful tools available to us today? Sure, all I want to do is live off the grid and swim with whales – but to have the chance to share those experiences with the world and hopefully inspire one or two along the way, to live more harmoniously with nature, is something incredible. It’d be a crime not to 😉
So here goes: on top of avidly studying Biodiversity and Conservation, co-founding The Climate Collective and trying to protect Mother Nature, I am now embracing the world of blogging. Why? Because I want to spend my time doing all I can to wake this world up to the environmental violence we have unleashed on this earth. I have made two promises to myself this week: 1) I will no longer use disposable coffee cups and 2) I will focus on using my time more wisely, spending every moment learning/growing/sharing. We need to understand that there is no more time to waste, we must act TODAY to address the ecological meltdown that faces us lest we change the fundamentals of our society.
Okay wow, taking a step back and toning it down for one second.. My name is Éadin, I am a 22 year old (pretty passionate) conservationist and wilderness enthusiast. I was born in Berlin, Germany but grew up in Ireland – lashed by the waves of the Atlantic Ocean. I was raised to respect the power of the sea, the ultimate power of nature and to slowly understand the increasingly evident impact our species is having on this planet. I feel most calm when I am in the water. Whether that means I’m sat in the line-up, Irish winter sunshine bleaching the tips of my eyelashes or feeling time slow as the 3 metre wingspan of a manta ray flies past just underneath me. It is these moments that remind me what is important and what I want to dedicate my life to.
I’m going to leave it there for today but I ask you to be patient with me as I find my voice as a writer – I’ve never considered myself one – and I hope to hear back someday from someone telling me something I wrote inspired them, even to do something small such as no longer using disposable coffee cups. Keeping it simple and keeping the good vibes,
Lots of love always,
“For most of history, man has had to fight nature to survive; in this century he is beginning to realise that, in order to survive, he must protect it.” – Jacques-Yves Cousteau