I have finally figured out what I want to do with my time now that I’m not at university. I came back from my year abroad in mid-October, and it’s taken me a couple of months to get my head straightened out before I could start thinking about how to get my life back on track.
As I don’t have to go back to university (or move back to London) until September, I want to make the most of my ‘time off’ and do as much travelling as I can to cement my identity as a lifestyle and travel blogger. I am working full time in 2 hospitality jobs which take up a lot of my time, hence why my blogging schedule can be quite sporadic, but I want to start taking little trips away. I know that travelling alone sometimes isn’t as good as sharing experiences with friends, but I want to build my self-confidence back up again while seeing the world- what could be wrong with that?
Rather than spending £1000 per month living in London before I technically need to, I’m going to work as many hours as I can and take what I hope will be 12 trips this year.
- New York
Most of these places I can fly to from my local airport- London Southend. Flights are really cheap with Easyjet and I can get through security within 30 minutes which is so handy! I have’t quite worked out which time of year I want to go to most of these, although I’ve booked Amsterdam for February, Milan becomes a destination from Southend in May, New York is beautiful in June and I want to spend Christmas in Australia. It all depends on when I can get cheap flights and more importantly when these places won’t be flooded with bad weather and tourists- each in my eyes as bad as the other!
I’m going to be doing after movies of each destination as well as blog posts on my recommendations while out there. I want to post to my Instagram and gain recognition as a lifestyle travel blogger, as I really think this is the direction of blogging I want to follow- think ohhcouture or tamara. I’ve always wanted to see as much of the world as I possibly can, having travelled a lot as a child, and think that being able to do it for a living would be a dream come true.
This is the year that I work to build up my portfolio; despite the personal cost (estimated around £5-6000, however still lower than London rent for this period) I am determined to throw myself into this project and see what comes of it!