Originally from Canada, Danielle says, “I never really had a home. Both of my parents are academics and every three years we’d move cities or countries. That meant I was never really able to have strong friendships.”
Meeting her husband—who’s from “a big Italian family”—and settling in Australia meant she began to feel more free to open up to people and form closer personal bonds.
For Danielle, discovering the feeling of wellbeing came in a surprising way.
On buying her first home, she says she fell in love with an antique clock—and bought it.
“One night I was sitting in my living room and I saw the clock and the feeling was amazing. I had something impractical that I’d never have to get rid of. It was a feeling of security and comfort and stability that I don’t think I’d ever had before.”