I honestly never thought I’d be writing this post. Considering it was only a year ago that I quit my full-time fashion copywriting job to go freelance, so much has changed in that time.
Like most people who quit their 9-5, I’d become bored of the office life and felt unmotivated and depressed, well, pretty much every day.
Despite 2016 being well, a bit shit, it did have some pretty amazing moments too. I always find that no matter how bad things may seem, if you can manage to squeeze in some new experiences and do a bit of travelling, you’re reminded what life is really about.
Which for me, is having fun, creating memories you can be proud of and being around good people.
Oh, and food, obviously.
Wow, it’s been quite a while since my last post, but I’ve been doing that thing where you try and sort your life out. But I’m back now, with plans for more content and also…some exciting news.
A couple of my most-read travel posts have been turned into ‘article apps’ by the lovely people over at GPSMyCity.
I don’t know what’s happened lately, but I’m really craving the cold and looking forward to winter. Usually, I’m loving the hot weather, but right now, all I can think of is hot chocolate, fires and blankets.
And Baileys. Obviously.
I’ve heard (via my friend Pinterest) that the Scandi’s have a nice little word for this – ‘Hygge’ – and to be honest, I’m all for it.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs
Recently, I made a pretty big career change.
It was something that had been on my mind for a while, and at Christmas, I finally took the plunge. I quit my copywriting job in London to go freelance. A risky move you might say, but it’s definitely the right choice for me. It’s taken me a nearly a decade to realise it, but I’m just not cut out for the typical 9-5 grind.
In the end there were a whole bunch of reasons behind my decision, so I thought I’d share them with you.
Welcome to my travel blog, Blue Window.
I’ll be filling these pages with travel advice, life updates and most importantly, lots of stuff from my travel diaries – which were written in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Japan, Bali and Australia.