The Journey Begins

You’ll find my heart
in the deepest oceans,
the highest mountains,
the tallest trees.
I’m in love with sun,
each star in the sky,
this beautiful world
and the journey of life”- Christy Ann Martine

Hello there ! My name is Catarina and I’m 26 years old. I recently completed my master’s degree in Conservation Biology and prior to that I finished a bachelor degree in Biology. My love of nature led me that path… since a young child that I would look to the outdoors and feel mesmerized and early on, nature became a part of who I am. It has sculpted my identity. The more time I spent in nature, the more I wanted to spent there.

I get this huge sense of belonging when I’m out in nature, I can feel a presence, a kind of power that I can’t explain when I’m out in the wilderness. It’s incredibly freeing.

3 years back, I started to spend more time in nature because of my job as a Conservation Biologist, and I had the confirmation that I felt much happier when I’m exploring and being close to Mother Earth. I’ve been in places where the only sign of human presence was the footprint of my boots. For some, this kind of isolation would be rather disturbing. But for me this is comforting.

I believe people and nature are connected, and that we have an emotional connection with it. It affects us in ways we can’t explain. It makes us feel things. We need It’s force to feel free and strong.

I really want to be closer to nature and this feeling has been growing in me since I started living in Lisbon almost 3 years ago. That’s why I try and take every opportunity to get out of the city and explore what Mother Earth has to offer.

If you wanna follow along, you are welcome to be a part of it!

Com muito amor (with love),