My name is Natalie Kirby and I am the wee country mouse. To give you more of my story lets start from the beginning…
I grew up in Scotland in a little village on the outskirts of Edinburgh. I have always felt very close to nature being surrounded by forests and farmland. Even though I lived in the little village, many of my friends lived on farmland and I was very much exposed to the country living lifestyle. I have always loved animals and have volunteered for places like the SSPCA in Scotland and most recently SANCCOB, working mainly with penguins in Cape Town, South Africa. The pairing of the natural world and the animal kingdom is what makes me inspired every day to live as simply as I can and try make a difference to the world. This is why I am conscious of my own footprint on this planet and reducing my waste and consumption. My goal is to become as zero waste and plastic free as possible whilst sharing my country inspired simple living journey (phew thats a mouthful).
I am now dreaming of living on my own farmland surrounded by my dogs, cats, a few chickens and maybe even a pony or two!
So what do I do – I am a certified New Insights PRO life coach since April 2015 and a Bsc(Hons) Psychology graduate (2010). I have also recently gained full status as an ICR (international coach register) coach practitioner.
When I married my husband back in 2013, we emigrated to Africa and settled in the beautiful city of Cape Town where we lived for the past 8 years. We adopted two cheeky golden retrievers and then had our gorgeous little boy. I believe becoming a mom is the most amazing thing that has ever happened to me and is arguably the most important job in the world! I now want to inspire and encourage other moms to live their best life and find the work life balance. Which can be so hard in our current world as we try to live up to expectations and fear the mummy guilt when we try make something of ourselves and make sacrifices for our kids. I want moms to reclaim their confidence and self value and worth to be all they can be.
During lockdown 2020 we made the massive decision as a family to emigrate back to Scotland and have been back living in Perth since March 2021. Even though it was the hardest decision we have had to make it just seemed right to enable us to live the life we want. Simple, safe, secure and aligned as much as possible with our values and nature. This move will allow us to live a fulfilled and balanced life. I now want to inspire others to do the same, to go for their dreams and live the life they want.
So here we are, thats my story in a nutshell and I can’t wait to take you all further along in my journey. I hope to inspire, motivate and encourage by sharing my experiences and using my coaching expertise to help you.
My Favourite Quotes
All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.Walt Disney
It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.J. K. Rowling
Breathe, darling. This is just a chapter. It’s not your whole story.S.C. Lourie