Just under a year ago, my life changed and as horrifically cheesy it sounds, travel saved me from falling into a deep well of unhappiness. In the last eleven months, I’ve visited thirteen countries – ten of them for the first time – and it showed me that my life could be different to how I’d imagined.It’s never nice to say that you’re scared but I spent so much time clinging onto a plan that was looking more and more unlikely with each passing day because I didn’t want to accept the alternative. But when that scary unknown time happened, everything weirdly changed for the better – give or take a really tough couple of months. So here I am now, doing something I never expected.
I booked a one way ticket to Sydney, Australia.
That scared girl is far from gone. God, I’m scared almost every day. But every time I’ve felt that fear in the months gone by, it’s taken me to something amazing. So, I’m taking a leap of faith and trusting that this new happiness and hunger to see the world won’t fail me now.
My plans are still vague but once the working holiday visa for Australia is under my belt, I’ll be able to spend up to a year exploring a new continent – and maybe even carry on for longer. Over the months to come, you’ll be hearing a lot more about my plans but for now, I think it just needs to sink in a little. So, come August, I’ll be waving goodbye to England for a little while and spending some time in the sun down under. Now, who wants to teach me how to surf?