A New Life
Almost two years ago I packed this bag, a suitcase and my guitar, and left my quotidien life in Australia for one filled with spontaneous wanderings.
Having just embarked on my thirties, I had watched as my friends began to settle down, having babies, buying houses and cars, and happily nestling into their lives. I, by contrast, had very few significant possessions to my name – a laptop, a camera, a guitar and a Vespa were the total of my inventory. And when I was truly honest with myself, I had no desire to own a house, even if it was the ‘smart’ thing to do. So instead I chose a life of adventure and uncertainty, and headed off for a new life in France.
Thankfully, I left my homeland feeling loved and content. To leave when you are at your happiest is not as difficult as one might imagine. It’s a privilege. To be inspired daily by friends, by family and by work is a rare blessing; one that, in theory, should not be abandoned. But I’ve wrapped those feelings around my heart and carry them with me on this journey to keep me warm in moments of doubt and loneliness.
These past two years have been the most amazing of my life, filled with experiences, encounters, challenges and triumphs that I could never have expected, but am so grateful for. My travels have now found me living in New York City and a life I could only have dreamed of. This blog is an exploration of my travels from the past two years, and my adventures yet to come (some of which includes my published work) … Thanks for reading!