You know when you have to give an awkward introduction speech at work or on a course? Well that’s me writing this page! So here goes…
I am originally from Perth, Western Australia. I grew up all over the state from small towns, farms to the city. I spent a lot of time exploring my state with my parents and countless road trips. Eventually, my parents split and my dad moved overseas but with that came awesome overseas travel!
In 2005 my dad took me on my first overseas trip to Egypt and I was hooked with the travel bug (technically it was my second but the age of 1 of doesn’t count). Ever since then I have wanted to explore the world.
Forward to 2013 and I made the big decision to move overseas after a few failed attempts. I decided upon the UK as I could get a UK Ancestry Visa and the UK had the potential to help me expand my career. I thought about moving to Germany but my language skills are pretty poor :(. If you have any tips on learning languages let me know!
There were ups and downs preparing for my big move, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing which is so strange as I am such a planner. I mean after all I chose a career in Project Management which is just planning.
On the 22 of August I boarded a one way plane to Athens where I embarked on a 3 month backpacking trip before I landed in the UK.
Once I landed in the UK the excitement died down and I had to find a job, a place to live, make friends and learn about all those things I didn’t plan for. To make matters worse all my accounts got scammed and I was bankrupt! Well not officially in the banks eyes but I was in some serious negative amounts. This totally pushed me back from getting a house and living off the very limited pay I had at the time. It all worked out in the end!
Forward to 2017 to when I finally launched my blog. Now you get to learn all my lessons so you don’t have to make the same mistake I made moving to the UK plus a bit of travel mixed in there to keep it exciting.