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Hey, I’m not usually good at the ‘Tell me something about yourself’ bit but I guess you could say, I’m just an ordinary girl in and extraordinary world.

Day dreaming year upon year to travel and listening to the one person I loved telling me “You couldn’t travel…you wouldn’t be able to live without your make up or hair straighteners. It’s just a day dream”…”But don’t you think it’ll be exciting hitching the ride off an elephant down the road rather than a taxi?!!” I would reply! Or I would give in to that inner voice telling me ‘You don’t have the confidence or the courage to do something like that on your own..who are you kidding. You’ve never even caught a plane on your own!’ Eventually, I would tell my friends ‘I’m going to travel, I will do it one day, there has to be more to life than the usual 9 to 5 right?’ When really, I think they were becoming tired of me saying it and not doing it!

With the end of the relationship, a year and a half passed and things were getting back on track and going great! My confidence and independence began to bloom once more but just as life was straightening out, things went disasteriously wrong. Unexpectedly, I lost my dear Brother, my best friend. His life was a steal at the young age of 28. We were all so broken. Months later, I arrived home to a letter from the landlady asking for her flat back which actually came as a godsend! ‘Right, that’s it! Life is far too short as I have been’s time to do this’. With the help of my family and some fantastic friends (you know who you are), I quit my job and finally conjured up the courage to step out of my bubble to discover things I could only ever fantasize about in the accumilated piles of travel mags!

With only half a route mapped out, I purposely left the other half blank! Well, they say the best things are the unplanned things right? Excited yet petrified…it was time to embark on the adventure of my life! 😀

Just do it!


2 Responses to About

  1. Kristina Mendoza

    Inspiring story Helen! I really love traveling to new places but I’m confused and always think about money, if it’s really enough already or what not. Anyway, I really love your blog! Thanks for sharing!


      Hey Kristina. Thanks for the nice comment :) Ah it’s one of those things really that is hard to judge but you have to try to budget and work out what you’d like to do and where you may end up staying. Just over budget and you should be fine :) Seeing the world and gaining precious memories are so valuable so you’ll never feel like you’ve wasted money xxx Good luck with it all xxx

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