Travelholic, budding photographer
& seeker of adventure
Having took the plunge to start my Travel and Photography blog, it's only fitting that I explain a little more about how I got here!
Now in my 40's, you could say my life is not typical for someone of my age. I live a life that is pretty much ruled by my heart, not my head. I live where my job takes me (I work in travel & hospitality), I make decisions on what I think will make me happy and I don't worry about what the future holds for me. Does that make me wise or crazy? Who knows!
Of course, I didn't always have this mind set. Like many people, I chipped away at the conformist block; I got the degree, I had the 9 to 5 office job, I rented a flat, I owned things.....I lived a life that was a far cry from my true passions.
Then, 5 years ago I was given my wake-up call. I separated from a long-term relationship. It was an amicable but painful separation which catapulted me into a period of deep introspection as to where I was at in my life. Was I happy? Hell no! I was in a job I disliked, I lived to work, I felt so disconnected from myself..... I had to make changes.
The first couple of years that followed saw me shift my whole perception on how I should be living my life (I will be discussing this in my blogs!). I decided to move away from my full-time Marketing job and set up as self-employed. I returned to work in Travel and Hospitality after several year's break.
I began to shape a life that was more in tune with my passion for travel, exploration and wonder. I have worked in the ski industry on and off since 2002 so it was only natural I return to it as it beats sitting in an office!
Changing my life to something closer to what I desire wasn't easy, it still isn’t, and some things have come at a cost. It's been full of up's and down's, a lack of stability and consistency and at times I’ve questioned my decisions. I never know where I’m going to be or where my next job will take me but that's the fuel I need to feel alive.
Here's to making memories & capturing them.