At the ripe old age of 19 my dear friend Becky and I took off on an 8 month adventure across 4 continents and 11 countries. Little did I know it then, but that trip would change me.
When I came back home, I took off again on the closer to home adventure of university. And to my luck, the University of Birmingham not only held adventures and learning but also a link back to a travelling fling – and that would changed me and my life all over again.
I like to think I took uni on wholeheartedly; I went out, I worked my arse off, I even attended life drawing classes and set up a business – but always, in the back of my mind, was the lure of travel. And, apparently for me, being a student allowed for mini(ish) annual trips away. Me and Oli (the fling!), managed to visit 3 continents in our 3 years at Birmingham, with a little girly European trip thrown in for good measure!
And the longer I spent at uni, and the more I focused my time, money and energy on travel related things (I read A LOT of blogs), the more I realised that travel was not just a fling I could have whenever uni/work/life could afford it to me. It was a life time affair. I wanted, and still want, to find a way to incorporate travel into my life, long term.
And here I am now, not too far from Graduation with plans to jet off to teach English in South Korea in the pipeline, still with my travel fling, turned boyfriend, turned long term travel partner in crime…
I am using this blog to chart my journey. To count my journeys, and an account of my journeys, if you will.
It’s for myself, for my family and friends, and hopefully for people out there I don’t even know who might be able to take some inspiration from it.
“We travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us”