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Itchy Feet

September 22, 2015

Itchy Feet

This quote probably sums up how 99% of my travelling friends feel once they are home. Does this feeling ever go away?

Stu and I have been home now since January. After spending 2014 travelling from country to country, we have only had one long weekend in Paris and a weekend in Scotland so far in 2015. Working long hours and daily reminders from Timehop as to what I was up to last year mean that I miss travelling more and more each day. I sometimes see a picture and actually want to cry because I want to return so badly.

I don’t regret coming home when I did, I think that I would feel like this no matter how long I had been away. Don’t get me wrong I like being home. It’s good to be with friends and family but I crave the freedom of travelling. I loved that plans could change daily and you never knew where you were going next. I don’t necessarily want to be away for a year again, I just want to go explore somewhere new!

I miss travelling.

I think the only way to cure this feeling is to book another trip…

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Sunday Musings

July 12, 2015

Saw this quote today and thought I would share it with everyone. I quite often compare myself to others when I know I shouldn’t. Everyone’s life is different and we all want different things. Life is not a competition. You don’t have to go to university at 18 or have kids by 30. You don’t have to do any of those things at all! Live your life at whatever pace you decide and don’t worry if you don’t hit certain milestones when you first imagined you would. It’s an old cliche but live every day like it was your last and don’t worry about what tomorrow will bring.

Happy Sunday!

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A not so relaxing Sunday.

April 12, 2015

I love Sunday. It’s a day of relaxing, staying in your pyjamas and watching as many Disney films as your heart desires. This Sunday I got to wear my pyjamas all day but not in the comfort of my own home.

It all started when I decided to be really productive this morning and wash my car. I shoved a jumper and coat on over my pyjamas and then went outside. This is where I made my vital error. I went outside and didn’t put the front door on the catch. It took about 2 minutes before the door slammed shut in the wind and I was trapped outside. Yes, trapped outside. In my pyjamas. Yay!

I found this quite funny for about 10 seconds until I realised I had no phone on me, my neighbours were out and no one was due home until 7 in the evening. I then proceeded to try and find a way back inside but it turns out houses are quite hard to get into without breaking a window! Who knew?! I couldn’t even clean my car because I couldn’t find a sponge, nightmare!

My only saviour was the fact I had unlocked my car ready to clean so I climbed in and settled down for a long wait. I must have fallen asleep at some point because next thing I knew my boyfriend and his mum turned up at the house looking for me. I was so grateful to see them, mostly because I was desperate for a wee at this point! I’d been locked out for over 3 hours!

I spent the rest of the day at Stu’s before returning home, still in my pyjamas and still with a dirty car! I’m not sure what the lesson of this story is, either don’t leave the house without your keys or don’t attempt to clean your car!

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Back to the Rat Race!

February 8, 2015

It’s been over a year since I left my job to go travelling but tomorrow I take my first big step back into reality. I haven’t gone back to my old job and I’ve embarked on a completely new career. Starting a new job is always nerve wracking but I feel even more scared because I do see this as a long term job which means no long term travelling in the near future.

Once you have experienced the joy of travelling, making the conscious decision not to go again is extremely hard. It is definitely not the case that I don’t want to go back to Australia or travel around another country but there are things I want to save up for at home now. You could argue that I should make the most of being young and travel as much as I can and that I have the rest of my life to buy a house and work. I do understand this point of view but I want to be around my friends and family more now I’m home and not go another year without seeing them.

There are still a number of countries that Stu and I want to visit so we will be saving up for some amazing holidays from now on. So here’s to experiencing the world of work and being a ‘grown up’!