Travel blog - Making decisions

3 January 2017 London, UK

photo credit // paperblog

For the last few months knowing that university is going to finish this year has led to questions like: Where will life take me now or what will I do next? 

A lot of people finish university, then go and get amazing job opportunities or graduate schemes, or you know, some don't. And I realised I really passionately felt the need to travel when I've finished.
 Thinking back to my childhood, the need has always been there. And I kind of realised it's always been something I've wanted to do. When I went on my first holiday at 13/14 I really wanted to be an air hostess (realistic dreams here, I wasn't about flying planes). Then researching with my mum, I found out most hostess jobs have a minimum wage of 20k, crappy hours, you had to be over 5'6 (I was really short at the time) and you had to live an hour away from an airport. That dream was killed.

Modern languages introduced my next venture. France.
At 16, I told my mum I wanted to be an Au Pair so I could live in France and learn the language. She said, "You are not going to France to be a babysitter or cleaner" anddddddd I've never bothered to look into it again.

During my first year of university, I was convinced I would study for a couple of months in Dubai until I found out it was a year minimum, whilst the European universities were 6 months, the French universities didn't support my chosen degree field.

Years later with university ending in just months away, I've decided that before I get a "real job" or start pushing kids out like M&m's I'm going to do what I've always wanted to do and have no regrets when I'm slaving away after my children. You can see my views on motherhood are extremly optiistic.

I think everyone feels the need to explore. Not just themselves but the world. What better way to learn about yourself. What your pain threshold is, your endurance. To value life more.
It's spending money of experience rather than materialistic objects.

So I made a goal that I want to visit a minimum of 5 countries this year.
The best bit about it is I feel I have something to work towards. The extra shifts at work will motivate me to go there! Take that extra cash to save! Save towards an adventure, something memorable! And whilst I can't find an abundance of friends that want to scour the world with me, I will (HOPEFULLY) develop the balls to do something alone. (I highly doubt this, but who knows).

First stop will be FRANCE for snowboarding and skiing in April!

Are you planning on going somewhere this year? Let me know!

1 comment

  1. Pushing kids out like M&M's made me laugh, haha! I feel the same way.. I want to see the world and not have any regrets IF and when I get tied down with kids!
    - Nishi x


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