Since I’ve moved back to Vancouver, I’ve been getting asked the question of “what are you doing now?”
One night, when we were at a show downtown, a random guy, without an introduction put me on the spot in front of a group of people and asked the question I’d been dreading. “What do you do?” I was startled, I didn’t know how to answer. There was so much I was doing but I couldn’t fit that all in one sentence.
I must’ve taken a while to answer his question because my sister decided to save me by answering “what doesn’t she do.”
I guess this is a very normal conversation starter because we’re all doing something with our lives…
“I’m in school right now”
“I’m working at a law firm”
So after getting that question over and over again, I prepared an acceptable short answer…
“I’m working for temping agencies, babysitting, nannying, and a personal assistant to a psychologist.”
But what I really wanted to say was…
“I’m doing lots of odd jobs here and there – all which I thoroughly enjoy and are a great source of income without the requirement of having to commit long term. Which is perfect for me right now as I am actually planning on moving to Australia for a year or two to work and travel. Therefore most of my time is taken up by countless hours of research on things to do and places to go while I’m there. And when I’m not doing that I’m spending hours and hours reading blogs and researching on what would make the best and most valuable content for a travel blog, because I’m finally starting one!”
Despite this being a very long answer, I actually did share it with a few friends and their reaction was a lot less positive than I was expecting. Writing a travel blog has been a dream of mine for some time and to protect my dream, I decided to keep it a secret until I was ready to go public. I didn’t want anything but positive energy surrounding it.
After all, this is my dream and it only has to make sense to me. Because only I know what I’m capable of when I set my mind to something. Or as one of my favourite motivational quotes would say… “Don’t let small minds convince you that your dreams are too big”
So, now that my blog is ready to be published, I thought this would make the perfect first entry to let you all know what I’ve been up to in the past 8 months.
In November 2017, I will be leaving home once again to work and travel in Australia (which has been on my bucket list for 7 years now!). I thought starting a blog to write down absolutely everything exciting happening to me would be the perfect way to keep everyone up to date PLUS something for me to look back on years later. I will be posting memories as I go, sharing tips and asking for your recommendations.
This is something I thought about doing while I was living in the UK and traveling Europe. Friends and family would message me to ask for traveling tips and I was always more than happy to help, typing multiple paragraphs to answer one question. I would also get asked how I afford to travel so much and this is a question that I couldn’t answer in a few paragraphs, also one of the reasons why the dream of starting my own blog never died. I’m very excited to share my tips on traveling and exploring on a budget, but also a little reluctant as it can get embarrassing at times. But I’ve made up my mind, and know that honest blogging is the only way of blogging, embarrassing or not. So here I go…
Wish me luck!
Ps – I will be forever grateful for any constructive feedback you may have for me. 🙂