Welcome to my blog. A recording of my journey to living a life of no fixed abode.
UPDATE JAN 2012:
2011 was a great year, I spent 5 months studying Shaolin Martial Arts in China, I participated in National Novel Writing Month and ‘won’ – I hope to publish my book later this year. I travelled through Vietnam and Cambodia and met some incredibly special people. I now have a ‘fixed abode’ of sorts! After going home for a month to spend Christmas with my nearest and dearest, I am now back in Cambodia working at Hariharalaya Retreat Centre. It’s an honour to be working here and so of course my blog content is going to change a lot given that I won’t be able to report back on places/sights etc… Instead I’ll be blogging about new things that I am learning and doing and experiencing. Here’s to an amazing 2012!
I’m now 32 years old (I was 31 when I started this blog). I had a 9-5 (ish) job and lived in London. I have great friends and family and a relatively happy life. But, for as long as I can remember it has been my dream to travel until I can travel no more.
I’ve spent years making excuses for not living my dream. I’ve convinced myself that it’s not the socially acceptable thing to do and that I should concentrate on getting a good job and settling down. In order to suppress the dream I’ve tried having a career (that worked for a while), downsizing my career (in the hope that I’d have more time to do fun stuff in London and make the most of living here instead of wishing I was elsewhere) and have tried all manner of hobbies to keep me busy and keep my mind off of travel.
And yet I still come back to this longing to travel on a permanent basis (or as long as possible).
So, I quit my job, packed up my home and got myself a one way ticket to Bangkok where my trip began.
Let the journey begin.