Hi I’m Peta, I’m Mike, I’m Jordan, I’m Sampson and I’m Billy & we are The Bastian Circus!
About 7 years ago after a pretty tough year of intensive therapy for Sampson following his Autism diagnosis, recovering from the tricky birth of Billy, juggling two mortgages, running two business and trying to find time to support pre-teen Jordy, Mike and I looked at each other and thought - there’s gotta be a better way!
So we sold up everything bought a carafan (yes I meant to spell it like that cos that's how Sampson used to say it!!) and set off on a trip around Australia to find that greener grass….
Fast forward to now and we’ve come full circle, sure we almost got divorced, went broke, moved house and school about 50 billion times but through all of that what we’ve come to know is if you actually spend time watering your own grass it starts to become a rich lush green that you LOVE walking barefoot on without the itching and the prickles.
How did we do it?
Well, as the ringleader of this circus I soon realised that if I didn’t start taking care of myself first then the whole show was fucked!
So I got busy personally developing and I found that the ingredients for success were, stubbornness, laughter, honesty, a bit of woo-woo, singing, essential oils and a whole lotta love. Once I sprinkled that fairy dust on myself I had more to sprinkle on these clowns, sure we sometimes get glitter in our eyes and it stings like a bitch but guess what? There’s an oil for that plus we just keep swimming, just keep swimming…
So if you’ve ever felt like you just want to run away screaming from your life and join the circus - you can join us! Like not actually live with us, but tune in, have a laugh and pick up some tricks of the trade that we or mainly me will share with you about how to love the grass you’ve got.