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About True-Story

When I was younger, my favourite t-shirt had the slogan “LIVE TRUE”. At the time, I loved it because it had my name on it. Now, I love it because I think that phrase embodies what True-Story is about. What does it mean to “live true”? It is to live wholeheartedly, honestly, without lies or pretence. I want to live this way, and I want to write stories that highlight the real, true-blue beauty, adventure, people and life this world brings.


True-Story is just a blog with stories from my life, and from the world around me. It is a challenge for me personally to keep my eyes open, and to live true. I write these stories of life, beauty, adventure and people, because I want to soak in the world around me. I want to challenge my thoughts and opinions. I want to appreciate the beauty. I want to be unafraid to take risks and do hard things. I want to listen to other people’s stories. I want to live true.

And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.

Philippians 4:8 NLT

That is why I write these stories. And I share these stories to encourage you to do the same. If they inspire or challenge you, I would love to hear from you. Please feel free to share your thoughts or stories in the comments of each post. I believe there is a lot of value in sharing stories with one another.

I try to post once a fortnight; sometimes more often than that. You can also join my email list here for monthly updates on True-Story, extra stories of life, beauty, adventure and people, and more.

Don’t you want to 

Run wild, live free

Love strong, you and me

Run Wild, by for KING & COUNTRY

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  • Reply
    January 5, 2020 at 10:22 pm

    I just want to say thankyou so much for your blogs True!! They are all written really well…and not only that but they are wrotten with love and meaning and they come from the heart. I always love reading them!! Thankyou for bringing stories of beauty, life, adventure and people to us. It brings a new perspective. And seriously, they brighten my day. Thankyou True ?

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      Trudy Francis
      January 6, 2020 at 11:59 am

      Thank you Felicity! That was such a lovely comment for me to read ♥

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    Gabby Francis
    January 6, 2020 at 11:24 am

    Amazing, True. Thank you for always encorouaging me to live wholehearted, and to keep my eyes open. Love you True!!

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    January 8, 2020 at 9:04 am

    Live true: yes such a challenge. It’s a word often thrown around but you’ve asked the right question: what does living true actually mean? This is the challenge. I love that beautiful verse you shared. I also love Micah 6:8 because it provides a framework to strive for as I move through the world. This is how I strive to live true:

    “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”

    Three things:
    Act Justly
    Love Mercy
    Walk Humbly

    So simple. So hard. So inspiring.

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      Trudy Francis
      January 13, 2020 at 9:24 am

      I love that verse too. Thank you for sharing it ♥

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    Celina Lai
    January 12, 2020 at 3:32 am

    You have a gift in seeing the beauty in the world, Trudy! Very inspiring ?? I look forward to reading more of your insights this year!

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