New Year’s Resolution: 2nd Quarter Check-In

At the end of last year, I decided to compile a list of resolutions for 2017 in the hope of improving various aspects of my life. I set myself some rather large goals, and as I have a tendency to set them and the completely forget what they are, I have decided to check in with my progress over the year. At the end of March, a quarter of the way through the year, I posted a quarterly check in (which can be found here). I wanted to check back in and see how I was getting on with them, and it’s safe to say that it’s not exactly going to plan. Just to recap, my New Years Resolutions can be found here. Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary To Me!

As you have probably guessed from the title of this post, this blog is celebrating it’s one year anniversary today. That means it is one year since Emma and I sat on the sofa in her University house watching Netflix, making fajitas, and constructing a wordpress that I did not yet know how to use.

A year, 10 countries, over 75 books, 50 films, 15 TV shows, and countless experiences later, and I am still remembering to post regularly, and more importantly enjoy doing it. Continue reading

I’ve been bitten

”Once the travel bug bites there is no known antidote, and I know that I shall be happily infected until the end of my life” Michael Palin.

I am very lucky that at 23 I can say I have already visited 24 countries of the world. That seems quite a lot until you consider just how many more there are left to visit. No matter where I have visited, or what I have seen, I always find myself asking, where will I go next? I think, no matter if I had only visited the UK, or whether I had travelled the world, this question would always play on my mind, because Michael Palin is 100% right! Continue reading

Let’s Go Here, There, and Everywhere!

Ever since I can  remember, I have loved maps. Yes it is a little bit nerdy, yes it is not a popular or cool thing these days, but I love them. I have multiple atlases, even more maps for my walls, and 1 globe (and my parents have suggested they are going to buy me a big one for my graduation present. Not gonna lie, I am excited!) I guess this is a lot of why I ended up doing a Geography degree. I’ve always been interested in places and maps and why things are where they are, how they formed etc.

I have been lucky enough to travel quite a lot throughout my life. My parents are quite into travelling and so have taken me places, or helped me afford opportunities, to go to new and exciting places. I have a little tab at the side of this blog called my travels (it shows a map of all the countries I have been to) and if you have looked at it, you will see that my bucket list features a lot of travel based ‘to-dos’. At the time of writing I have visited 20 countries: USA, Canada, Barbados, Iceland, Kenya, Scotland, Wales, France, Spain, Belgium, Portugal, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Greece, Turkey, Croatia, Italy, and Switzerland. I have had some awesome experiences, and it really has given me the travelling bug. The biggest problem, it makes you want to visit more places.

While at University, I realised something: I have absolutely no idea what I want to do career-wise. (Well no, I would love to become a writer of some sort, travel writer, film critic, author…but I don’t know how I would get into that, or that I am actually any good at writing.) So I thought, I have worked throughout my studies, I have saved money, lets take off travelling and put-off the real world  and the decision making process. And so, in September, I am going to do just that with my flatmate from second year University.

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