Finally, I’ve finished university and I have a whole year ahead of me to travel and do exactly what I want, so why on earth have I decided to add to the millions of travel blogs out there and why am I even bothering to write it?
My whole life has been based around travel. I’ve lived in 7 different countries during my life and I wouldn’t be the person I am today without my ‘ex-pat’ upbringing. Now that I’ve officially joined the pool of thousands of unemployed graduates, I had two choices. I could have either, entered the rat-race of starting a grad job in London and living in some god-awful box room in Clapham, scraping together enough money to eventually move into a slightly bigger box room, while trying to maintain a social life as well as my sanity. But instead, I decided that 22 is just too young to start the rest of my life and the world is just too large to leave it to my 20 days of holiday a year to explore it all.
So now you know why I’m taking a year out, but why the blog?
If I’m completely honest, first and foremost it’s for me – for a couple of reasons;
- I like having a task to complete – I’m a big fan of lists and being busy. As much fun as experiencing all of these cultures, places, and people, and most likely getting drunk quite a lot, I do actually like being productive now and again so this just seemed like the best way to do it.
- Realistically, I need a way to remember all the fabulous things I will be doing. I am going to be writing this blog once a week, each post will (try to) describe my adventures of said week plus a short GoPro video highlighting my favourite parts.
- This is much easier than explaining to each relative and friend what I’ve got up to recently, instead I can just send them a link…
So – the vague plan for the next year of my life. To start it all off, I have 6 weeks in Asia. After that I’m going to attempt to earn some money in London and with a bit of cash in my back pocket, I’m heading off to New Zeland and Australia in Feburary for 6 months, a couple weeks in Bali and then back to the UK. I also might pop out to India in August but nothings been confirmed!
If by some miracle people actually start to read this – very unlikely – the plan is to have a new post up whenever I get a chance. Now I just can’t wait to get out there.