Archive for January, 2015

It’s been just over a year since I graduated with a 2:1 degree in Magazine Journalism and Feature Writing. Once the initial pride of my achievement had worn off, reality began to set in. What was I going to do with my life now? My ‘life plan’ so to speak had reached the end of its course. Obviously I didn’t expect my life just to end after university, but with the third year woes I hadn’t really set myself a plan for afterwards.

One thing I have always been passionate about is travel. I was very fortunate to go on nice holidays when I was younger. I travelled to Spain, Turkey, Germany, America, France, Holland and Greece. I always had the idea to experience different countries and cultures, but I never had a plan.

It wasn’t until I went on a university trip to China in 2013 that I well and truly caught the travel bug.

Summer Palace


Once the time came to think about the future I decided that I had two options: To work towards my perfect job, or to save and go travelling. I know, you may think ‘why not do both?’ But I had such overwhelming feelings of wanderlust and ambition pulling at me in different directions. I decided I wanted to put my heart 100% into each goal separately.

So, my decision was made. I decided that if I landed my ‘dream job’ it would limit how long I was able to be away for. I wanted to get the travel bug out my system. Well, quench some of the thirst anyway…

Now I am only thirteen days away from the trip of a lifetime! Over a year of planning, scrimping and many tears. It feels almost surreal that this is really happening now. But I will go into detail about the trip on another post.

My advice for those who are desperate to travel is GO FOR IT. Once you get a taste for adventure and experiencing new places, it will be hard to let go. Get the big trips out your system now, have fun and be free.

Amy xo


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Apologies for the lack of posts. I tried using a different website for a while but did not get on with it as well as this one. So… I am back! I am going to be regularly posting from now on, so please let me know what you would like to see.

Amy xo

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