Blog | UnWrite the Rules

Hi! Trish here.

I'm a former diplomat who traded in a respectable career for the life of a wandering nomad.

Now I've made it my mission to show other women that dancing to your own drum beat is the best way to live.

It's time to start living life on your terms.

The Easy Way to Track Your Goals

The Easy Way to Track Your Goals

[Setting goals, achieving goals, goalsetting worksheet, goal setting template] Have you ever had one of those moments when your mind just explodes? Not literally, obviously, or you’d be struggling to read this right now what with the gooey brain explosion gunk. No, I...

How to Make a Wish Come True

How to Make a Wish Come True

It’s the dream, isn’t it? Knowing the secret of how to make a wish come true? As I child I was obsessed with tales of Arabian genies, supernatural beings with the power to grant three wishes. I’d scour charity shops, and every time I saw a bottle that even slightly...

Why Everyone Should Move to Mexico

Why Everyone Should Move to Mexico

It's hot. Stinking, boiling, unbearably hot. It feels like my skin is burning to a crisp and getting ready to melt right off, carried down my body by the river of sweat dripping off me. And the mosquitoes. They're like ninjas, nowhere to be seen then *bam* I’m...

How to find your passion (when you don’t have a passion)

How to find your passion (when you don’t have a passion)

If you read my last post, you’ll have seen how much I hate being told to “follow my passion.” Today, I’d like to show you how to find your passion. Well, kind of. I’m not being a hypocrite, I promise. Let me explain. Like I said in this rant articulate defence of...

Follow your passion is terrible advice

Follow your passion is terrible advice

I don’t have a history of high blood pressure, but if one more person tells me to “follow my passion” I may well be in danger of having my arteries explode with fury. (Don’t try to picture that too intently. It’s gross). And for someone who rarely lifts her voice...

4 Ways to Fight Fear and Live The Way You Want

4 Ways to Fight Fear and Live The Way You Want

I’m writing this post while sipping mint tea and munching on a refreshing ceviche in a cafe in a little town sitting beneath the slopes of Arenal volcano, Costa Rica. If I’d written it last week, I’d have been typing from a penthouse apartment overlooking the...

How would you spend your perfect day?

How would you spend your perfect day?

Gosh I love the first week of January. To me, the start of the brand new year is bursting with promise and anticipation, and it’s blissfully free of the cynicism and weariness that so often attach themselves to us like limpets* as the days, weeks and months wear on....

How to be more lucky (in 7 simple steps)

How to be more lucky (in 7 simple steps)

I've always been lucky. I don't mean winning-the-lottery lucky, but lucky in the sense that everything in my life has kind of always worked out. If you believe that luck is a magical power that is bestowed by an external deity…well, you probably hate me a little bit...

Whose life are you living?

Whose life are you living?

Whether you realise it or not, your life is unfolding according to a script that was written before you were born. If you’re a woman born in a Westernised country, the story arc mapped out for you probably looks something like this: Go to school! Study hard! Find a...