Friday 11th August 2017 marked my last day working in London. A week later, I was packing up my room and leaving the city that I have called home for the last two years.
To live my dream of travelling the world and making the life-changing decision to do it with my boyfriend.
It’s quite a daunting prospect, leaving a job that I had established myself in for the past two years, as well as leaving behind friends and family. But when the opportunity arose to travel with Matt, I grabbed it with both hands. That’s what life is all about, living the life you want to lead and sharing it with someone you love. I’ll be travelling with someone who is equally as passionate about discovering new places, learning new languages and full of enthusiasm for adventure.
Not only that, but I’d been wondering which direction my life would take for the past nine months. My lifestyle in the capital was fun, I took advantage of the abundance of theatre shows, exhibitions, restaurants, one-off experiences and iconic sporting venues, it’s one of the most vibrant cities in the world to call home.
But I knew that the 9-5 rat race wasn’t the lifestyle for me. Travelling and seeing more of the world and being able to document different people, traditions and cultures is all I have wanted to do. I always made the most of my 25 days of leave but naturally felt restricted in the time I was given to take time away from the desk. It’s not to say, I didn’t enjoy my work, my colleagues were amazing and I learnt a lot, but there was something missing for me. To pack up my life in this way and to say hello to the start of a new life, with Matt travelling the world is a dream for me.
In addition to this, a passion of mine for a very long time has been to photograph and record my life. I got my first digital camera at 13 years old and have had one in my hand ever since. This world adventure will be no different. Alongside photographs, I will also be filming our story and editing mini movies with the hope of making a documentary film of our 2000km kayak down the most spiritual river in India, the Ganges. Matt is also a keen videographer and is a dab hand when it comes to editing. This is just one of the many passions that we share and together, we’ll be working to capture and produce interesting content of our journey.
Our website and social media channels will be key places where you’ll be able to keep updated with our footage.
We are so excited to start vlogging, blogging and creating mini movies of our adventures. By reading this blog, you are supporting me in realising and living my dream. Come with us as the Tartan Travellers on this journey to see what antics and tales we get up to. We can’t wait to share it with you.