I know that Instagram can make you feel terrible sometimes. You go online and all you see are people in places you've never been, doing things you've never done. You can end up feeling like you're missing out and that everyone else is doing life so much better than you are. It's a total first … Continue reading Stop comparing your life
I spent the last 10 years fantasising about travelling and exploring new places and it was a taxing job trying to ignore the tsunami of envy I felt every time I saw another photo online of someone (ANYONE!) on their travels. So I decided it was time to face my travel bug head on and … Continue reading One size fits all? Not with travelling!
I recently listened to a powerful speech given at a graduation ceremony in 2011 by Denzel Washington. During it he asked the crowd a question, “Do you have the guts to fail?” He told the story of his first (car crash!) audition for a Broadway musical and the countless parts in movies and plays that … Continue reading Have The Guts To Fail
Let me take you back to 12 months ago, to visit the past version of me who in a surreal way now feels like a stranger. I look back and think who was she? You see, it may not have been so evident to the outside world but on the inside I was a painfully … Continue reading It’s ok to empower yourself
Recently a colleague of mine, who I have always admired, made me feel like a queen. To give you some insight; she’s a classy lady in her 50s, a fantastic sales woman, well travelled and a person who I look up to in many ways. So when she came up to me recently and said … Continue reading Slap fear in the face!
As I sit here thinking about the weekend ahead I am filled with so many uncomfortable feelings – anxiety, dread, fear, anticipation, doubt, uncertainty… You see, on Friday I am getting a plane and heading to Milan by myself. I've only ever travelled alone once before, and the only part I had to do alone … Continue reading Go & let go