Monday, 25 September 2017

The Travel Bug

Hello Everyone! 

I won't beat around the bush, this post quite simply is about hopping on a plane and letting it take me to some of the most exotic places. 

Since January I had this sudden urge to go travelling. One of my friends left to go to Australia without a return ticket and I had this desirable surge of energy to get up and follow her. Travelling had always been a small part of my future. I had never managed to plan where it would fit into my life and when exactly I would do it. I put that mainly to the fact that I kept changing my mind about my career and in doing so studied three different courses in the desired career choice (I change my mind like a pair of socks some would say) This left me working part time for the past 6 years and I was never able to afford a holiday to Spain let alone a trip that lasted more than a month.

It wasn't until I finally got my first job in the city that I was saving money and I realised that if I saved enough, these travelling plans may actually come true.

So 8 months ago I had a chat with myself and decided that yes, I was in fact going to go travelling and nothing could stop me now, not that I had made this decision. 

Why travelling some of you may ask? Why not just do loads of holidays to different places? Well that was once my plan, but then I saw my sister jet off to Thailand a few years back and she had the time of her life. I hear so many amazing stories about what you see when you go to these beautiful countries. I want to be able to see what they've seen. Don't get me wrong, I love England/Essex, it will always be my home. But there is so much more to life on this big planet and I am really in need of a change of scenery.

I have only been working in the city for over a year and already I can't stand London. I hate the trains, the way people forget manners, and I hate that I have forgotten how much fun it was to travel into London to see the sights. I have forgotten the beauty of our iconic buildings and streets. I feel as though i need to leave for a while in order to come back and really appreciate it. I've also discovered - and this may shock you - that even after studying all of those college courses, I STILL DON'T KNOW WHAT I WANT TO DO!! How can this be?! Well I think this society has driven into me that I don't ever want to work in the city. I want to see the world and not have to worry. Of course that isn't realistic and I know that, but if I could keep blogging for the rest of my life then I SO would. So for now, I am hoping that having a break from these responsibilities may help me decide what the future holds for me.

I am also hoping that I may fall in love with one of these amazing countries and maybe move there for a bit (why not?!) I need to gain my independence. I need to understand more about who I am and what I want in life. Travelling is the way forward. Appreciating the little things in life that we really take for granted. Of course I am terrified. I'm going to miss my family and friends, not forgetting
my bed (lol priorities) and not having an income will be hard to handle for a while but so worth it.

The Itinerary  is as follows - Straight to Thailand, from there Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, Maybe head to Malaysia and The Philippines (depending on my budget) then to New Zealand, Fiji and then finally Australia. I plan on working in Aus just so I can save more money and travel around 'cause lets face it, it's blimming huge!!

I've been saving my arse for this ever since and I honestly cannot wait to board that plane to Bangkok. My first ever solo travel will be a story I can tell, something I can remember for the rest of my life. And let's be honest, this life we have is short (excuse the cliche) and we may as well make the most of it!

I plan on writing many a blog post when I am back, all about my adventures, so stay tuned.

I hope this inspires many of you to do the same. 
If it's something you have thought about, I say DO IT! 



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