When people ask me about myself and my life, I tend to refer to it from a negative standpoint SO, I’ve decided to WRITE out my journey so far, from a perspective of seeing the BEAUTY that it truly has been!
This process brought me to tears.
Hi, I’m Phoebe Dykstra.
I grew up in the beautiful prairies of Manitoba on my parent’s dairy farm.
I can’t think of a more perfect land to grow up on! We had cats and kittens and dogs and ducks and a horse, a goat, (a dang pelican at one point!), and of course big black & white cows! We had hot, green summers where we cannonballed into the pool and the whitest coldest winters you could imagine, where my dad would build us hay forts and toboggan slides with the tractor!
I was super into pop culture!
It was my DREAM to become a MuchMusic VJ!
To get to be my fun self, on TV like a star, talking about pop music to all of Canada!
At age 21, I was HIRED!
I was now living in downtown Toronto, getting dressed up, writing scripts for myself, hosting live television shows and hanging out with celebrities!
BUT I was loosing myself in the image.
Was this who I truly was?
There must be more to life!
I left my dream position as a MuchMusic / MTV Canada host.
I began to soul search.
I moved to breathtaking Salt Spring Island, BC, where my older sister lived.
Thanks to Instagram promotion work, I went to Peru for 10 days!
I backpacked Asia with my best friend! (On my credit card, I’m still paying for this one.)
I got to experience Thailand! Cambodia! Laos! Bali, Indonesia!
I lived up and down the West Coast, and all over California in my car!
Sleeping in the Redwoods, on the crashing waves in Oregon, I went to music festivals where I danced until the sun came up and heck, into the day! I saw what you can only feel and felt what you can only see!
But I still wasn’t me.
I turned 29.
The soul searching needed to go deeper!
I signed myself up for under the table work as a WEED TRIMMER! The job was extremely challenging mentally but it was the perfect preparation for what was to come!
I made enough money to get myself to the most INTENSIVE, life transformational 12 day workshop in Peru, where I got to drink master plant brew, Ayahuasca, with real Shipibo shamans!
I was STRIPPED of all things fake!
The unravelling, of the tangled mess of illusion I had been living in, was thick, sticky, scary and messy.
I flew myself to the edge of the world, the “island of the people”, Haida Gwaii, to be with my most amazing and loving, best friend, my mother!
I am currently enjoying life, feeling at HOME with my most AMAZING and REAL man!
I’ve started my first garden here in Old Masset! I am teaching myself to play the Baritone Ukulele, I am writing and singing songs! I am learning about plants and birds! I work at the local coffee shop, with the best people, making fancy lattés for our community and visitors!
I turn 30 in 2 weeks and I feel like a WOMAN!
I’m SO grateful for all my experiences and am SO excited for what’s NEXT!!!!!