At its heart, this blog is about being brave enough to find your purpose and follow your path – and watching what unfolds when you do.

The name ‘Hit the Iron Bell’ is taken from Tiny Beautiful Things, an anthology of life advice columns from Wild author Cheryl Strayed.

In one column, she’s replying to a man, Johnny, who is afraid to tell a woman he loves her.

“The best thing you can possibly do with your life is to tackle the motherfucking shit out of it,” Strayed says. “Be brave. Be authentic…We’re all going to die, Johnny. Hit the iron bell like it’s dinner time.”

I hope this blog inspires more people to do just that. 

I took this photo near my apartment in the beachside suburb of North Bondi, in Sydney, where I lived before I moved to Jerusalem.