|My friend bought me this journal quite a few years ago and I haven't used it... until now!|
So... I know I said I was going to have a blogging break but I wanted to document this, that way I can look back and if my plans aren't coming together, I'll give myself a good talking to!
I am getting there with all the things I've got going on but it has made me think a lot about all the plans I had. The main one being to travel but that has been on hold since 2008... a long time on hold! The reasons it has been on hold for so long is because I lost my job back in 2008 and had a tough time getting back into work then I went to college and although I've been looking for work and applying, it's really hard when you've been out of work for a long time! The other reason is because of being a carer for my nan, I didn't really feel that I could leave her as the rest of the family work or have families of their own. I know there are other options for her, I just need to look into it and discuss it with her.
The other plan was work... in all honesty, I thought I had it sorted and knew what I wanted to do. I had planned to go to University to study Midwifery, I've done the Access Course and I'm volunteering in Maternity at the hospital but after everything that's happened recently, I'm not sure now so that's another thing to get sorted!
One good thing to come out of what has happened, is that I'm finally getting fit! I started swimming about six weeks ago and now I've joined the gym, I can't say I love it or that I feel pumped when I've been but it is good to be getting fit!
When I was at college, I met someone that I lost contact with when I left but we've recently met up a couple of times. He's made me realise that life is too short not to do the things you've dreamed of and that I need to be happy and get on with my life without always putting other people first. He is travelling for the summer so it's made me think about travelling even more!
My travel plans included visiting my Great Uncle in South Africa and doing the working holiday visa in Australia. I can't do the working holiday visa now... too old! I'm not 100% sure where I want to travel to yet but these two places are still very much on my list.
I have wanted to do this for so long, so now is the time to get a job (it is hard though!), read the travel guides, start making proper travel plans, maybe find a travel buddy although most people I know have families of their own (I feel a bit scared about doing it on my own!) and generally getting it sorted!
|The travel guides I've collected over the years, mostly from charity shops.|