In February 2018, I’ll be starting a new life adventure. It’s one that I’ve been mulling over and preparing for since March 2017, when I sat with my Dad on a bench over a takeaway coffee and explained that I needed to do something different with my life.
Travel. I needed to travel.
My gap year was spent working and doing internships. University holidays were also used for working and trying to sustain London life on a student budget. My annual leave has been spent on as many short trips as I’ve been able to afford. I thought that when I turned thirty, I would spend it exploring New York or maybe Japan. But I didn’t.
I don’t believe that age should influence what you do or don’t do with your life, but reaching thirty has made me think about the past, present and future. It has made me feel like this might be now or never; I’m scared, of course, but I also feel incredibly privileged to actually be able to give this thing a go.
So I’m training to be an ESL (English as a Second Language) teacher and hope to move to France.
My ‘e-venture’ blog posts (‘e’ for English, e-communication, excitement, espoir, etc.) will be where I share my experiences, both good and bad, along what I hope will be a memorable journey. I’d love to hear from others who are beginning or have been on similar journeys too. Let the adventure begin!