Born and bred Brightonian, I spent my childhood by the sea, playing imaginary games, watching the original Robin Hood on VHS and refusing all food that wasn’t marmite toast. I loved the carefree atmosphere of primary school but secondary school was a bit more of a struggle for me, and I became plagued by anxiety.
With an ambition as stubborn as my commitment to marmite, I was determined to do well regardless of my shaky mental health and ended up studying the IB at college whilst working part time to save up money to fulfil my future travelling dreams. Two years later, and to my disbelief, I emerged from the other side of the IB (any fellow IB survivors out there?) and embarked on a six-month solo trip quite literally all around the globe: from visiting friends in Florida, au pairing in Canada, picking veggies and living in a tent in Hawaii, to waitressing in Sydney, camping in the Aussie outback and touring New Zealand by bus, it was as unforgettable as it sounds.
As if that wasn’t enough, once I returned home, I set off again to travel India for a month with my mum, which really was a life-changing experience. By this point I had run out of money so started working in an ice cream shop back in my hometown for the summer. Autumn rolled around and I felt ready for a new adventure, and so began the first few weeks of a Sociology degree with the Open University… Which brings me to now: fast approaching the end of another year, essay deadlines and the start of another job, this time as a health care assistant.
And this is where this blog comes in, a little piece of the internet where I can document past and future travel adventures, mental health struggles and tips, life as a distance-learning student and general thoughts of a young adult in the contemporary world.
So if you want to read about my unconventional and spur-of-the-moment decisions, hop along for the ride 🙂