Today I’ve been in Australia for 3 weeks and 3 days. I don’t believe in having regrets but if I regret anything so far it would be not starting this public diary earlier. It’s common to post all the highlights of trips on social media but this really isn’t a true reflection on how things really are. Overall the experience so far has been positive but there have defiantly been times when I’ve wondered if packing up my house, quitting my job of 11 years and saying goodbye to close family and friends for all this was worth it. Already there have been tears and anxiety.
What I have learnt so far is there are going to be times where you are feeling lonely and worried about how far your money is going to stretch. It’s hard not having somewhere that feels like home and constantly packing, re-packing and moving.
I’m mostly excited about where this journey is taking me. I was stuck in a rut; same job, still single and still living in the same place I grew up (none of which are a problem) I needed to mix it up a little. I often sat at my desk in London looking out the windows thinking there’s a whole world out there and if I’m not careful this routine could become my entire working life. I recently lost a dear friend of mine and one positive I have gained is life. It definitely makes you appreciate how precious life is and teaches you to make the most of the opportunities you have.