Change, I can feel it blowing in. From the beaches of Cozumel, to the rolling vineyards of Napa Valley, distant lands have called to me like a sirens song. I never saw myself in the middle of Texas getting ready to leave the United States behind.. I quite honestly never saw anything in my life coming, it all just blinked into existence like a newborn star. I’m a California girl (born in Washington State’s San Juan Islands) and growing up my entire life on the West Coast got me used to the notion of laid back living. I myself am not laid back, in fact far from it. I’m a business woman, who strives for greatness, hits goals and sales quotas, and excels at everything I do. I may do great for myself, but I’m truthfully unhappy with who I have become. I can’t remember a time where I was laid back, nor a time where I was consistently having fun. Sure there have been extraordinary highlights in my life, most of them with my amazing husband, but I just feel so lifeless, working 9–5 & never stopping, always going. It was on my most recent trip to Cozumel & The Yucatan that I realized, looking out at the open water, staring up at the Mayan Ruins, on the private island of Isla Pasión laying on a bed on the beach staring up at the sky… dreaming, I never wanted the adventure to end. In the biggest move of my life, I made the decision (still on the cruise ship mind you) that I would quit my job, road trip across America with my husband to the West Coast, and say my goodbyes. What comes next is one of the scariest and most certainly spontaneous ideas me and my husband have ever had, to leave the United States behind, dropping everything, with a destination of Australia. Currently, I’m quite content with just starting completely over, it’s truly a freeing feeling. I feel alive, and I feel like I’m doing what I love. I woke up out of this work everyday and get paid shit world we live in and decided it wasn’t for me. We make the mistake of not doing what we love, and it’s possible to travel and make money, aka the Holiday Work VISA. This entire experience thus far has shown me that anything is possible as long as you are buckled in and ready for a bumpy ride. It won’t be easy, but you won’t regret making the change. Do what makes you happy, no matter how crazy it seems.
I will be documenting my travels, and would love for you to join me on the journey. Follow me for updates and advice as I learn, live, and enjoy what life has to offer, doing what I love. Bon Voyage! 🛩