Ok well about me, I am 28 and come from a little village outside a big town called Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire.
I have been lucky enough to travel twice in my life, the first time to Thailand when I was 19 and the second time in 2009 to Thailand and Australia. I’ve come back to the UK twice now and never been happy to do the settling down thing here. I think there is a big wide world out there that needs to be seen. I have no ties here – no house, kids, live with the folks so it makes sense to do it now! I still have no clue what it is that I want to do with my life but someone rightly said on here that once you find something you enjoy, keep doing it till you don’t enjoy it then move on to something else.
It’s so easy to get caught up in a job that you don’t enjoy and stay there because it pays the bill. Where is the fun in that! Travel is one of the passions in my life along with horses so it’s time to go and do what I love and if it incorporates horses then even better!
Life is about living and you only get one life at the end of the day so it’s time to make the most of it! I am a friendly and bubbly person. Almost a bit too independant for my own good, but I strongly believe that I will only find happiness with a partner when I am happy in myself. I love the sunshine, hot weather, beaches, travel, music, photography, movies and also chatty and can get a bit hyper! :)
Love this quote - The 3 C's of life: choices, chances and changes ~ You must make a choice to take a chance or your life will never change.
Live life and be happy! Who knows what is round the corner - always expect the unexpected!
June 29th 2011
Ok so my travel organisation skills are coming together slowly.... tonight was very constructive well all in all a constructive week! I have now devised some sort of packing list which I will share shortly. So this week has included going to the dentist - not once but twice, final visit tomorrow so bearing in mind I am petrified of dentists this is quite an achievement for me and to go on my own as well. Yes at 28 I know this is something that should be fine but I think I am also more scared that if something went wrong while I was away it would probably be a hell of a lot worse in a foreign country and more expensive too! So final visit tomorrow and then I can breath again! :) I have ... read more
June 25th 2011
Well I felt the need to add another entry..... 6 and a half days left at work and after last week honestly phone/office jobs really can do one! For a short time at least! We had a major event happen on Friday with a concert so all I have done is slept/talked and done nothing but hear about it so it was kind of a milestone to get to the end of last week. I now don't have to do another Friday at work ever again in this country! Everyone said to me at work that I shouldn't be so final and wishing my time away but honestly I know that a new start officially starts in 3 weeks time as it's about doing what I love and not comprimising! That starts with travel! Whatever happens ... read more
June 15th 2011
Yes it's time for another blog on what seems to be the longest build up to a trip even though this time is actually less time between booking and actual departure date from my last trip in 2009. Now on 32 days which was only only just over a week ago from my last blog entry and the time seems to be really dragging but had the worst couple of days to the start of this week. Been in such a foul mood that I've actually come straight home after work as I fear that I might actually snap at someone. Thank god today has been a better day. Have to keep the attitude of not giving a s**t about work etc as it could really wind me up. All I can say is thank god ... read more
June 8th 2011
So I am now on the 40 day mark with 19.5 days to go at work which makes it 2 full weeks after this one, a four day week then a 2 and a half day week!!! I think it might be finally becoming a bit more real as I try to figure out what I can sell whilst having a clear out. My dear mother has already ear marked my bedroom for when I go. The last time I went, the day after she'd already got it painted and to a spare room. She obviously got a bit of a shock when I turned up earlier than anticipated and also as a surprise turned up a few days early!! But after today I fear that both my mum and dad will be glad to have ... read more
May 31st 2011
Feel the need to write a blog entry today! With 47 days left and only 3 full weeks left at work, 2 4 day weeks and 1 3 day week it is starting to sink in! Well almost! Managed to close 2 credit cards today which was a good feeling and being able to refuse all offers of trying to open up another account and then cutting up the credit cards was very satisfying!! :) I went into work with the I don't give a sh*t attitude today, not allowing myself to get stressed by anything and it lasted all day even with the phones going, not being able to get my work done - it didn't phase me today. I've got to keep that attitude up or it will send me insane. Not been able ... read more
May 24th 2011
Well I am very near to the point where I started writing my blog for my last trip so this means that it's getting closer and also quite scary! Got jabbed with needles yesterday which was ok, only had to have Typhoid and a Hep B booster so that was good. She was trying to get me to have Japanese Encephalitis and Rabies but decided against those plus why are they so bleedin' expensive. I know your life is worth more than money but still seriously - us backpackers do things on a budget, it's a wonder we go out with any money! Going to have another appointment with the nurse and doctor before I go to make sure I have everything covered! Did feel like a penguin when the jabs finally kicked in, decided to ... read more
May 18th 2011
Well as of 5 minutes ago I hit the 60 days mark so that's like 2 months and I am at 35 actual working days at work so that's just a bit exciting. I've never been so excited to leave a place - I know it's giving me money to do what I want so I really should stop moaning! I guess I have just got to the stage of NEEDING to go for my own sanity. Before my last trip I was so over excited about going and getting everything organised (I had even longer to wait last time!) and I didn't actually find out about this site until a couple of months before I left so I didn't seem to write too much about the time before I actually went on my travels. So ... read more
May 8th 2011
Well at 10 o'clock tonight it will be the 70 day mark so the end is near! Not quite near enough though! :p I've finally got myself a part-time job working at a local bar/restaurant down the road. And what could be more ideal than it being a Thai restaurant - should get me right in the mood for South East Asia. So I am now currently working 4-5 days out of 7 so that gives me no time to go out and spend money as work all weekend and also 2-3 nights in the week! Clock myself up nearly 50+ hours a month so that's not all bad! And every penny goes towards the savings! It has to be said that it actually gives me a break from what I deal with from my full ... read more
April 21st 2011
Ok I know I rambled on in my last blog entry for this one particular journey but just felt the need to write another one and it's only been about a week! The sunshine has decided to make an appearance here in the UK and yes I know for us here that is very rare! We are indeed known for April showers but we have seen no sign of any rain. So this has had an affect at work and brought every single person out of the woodwork so it's been chaos at work which is obviously good for them! I have gone in deliberately early in order to get an hours worth of sunbathing in. Got my own little sun trap, people who walk past when they see me sunbathing leave me well alone! It's ... read more
April 12th 2011
Ok seriously, the need to go is getting greater and greater by the day and I actually didn't think that was possible. We have a few brief days of sunshine which has also made me think that this time in just over 3 months I will be in approximately 30 degree heat. It was so nice getting some sun on my pasty white skin! I always find it amazing how much happier everybody is when the sun comes out! Why is it when you are planning to go away you end up zoning out from people who just seem so stuck in their little bubble. I mean it's each to their own and I guess I am just very different but see a life outside of the UK and know that there is so much more ... read more