First of all, I’d like to point out that there is in fact a cyclist crossing the Sydney Harbour Bridge. I spotted him from down below and couldn’t really help myself. So there you have it, a guy riding his bike across the bridge.
Back on topic. Have you ever been in the situation where you receive some bad news, but it turns out it might actually be a blessing in disguise? Well, as of now, I have. Meaning?
It means I’ll probably be spending much more of my “free” time dressed something like this:
Yes, I know I look ridiculous in that picture, but hey, it’s not every day I stay at the Hilton. In fact, it’s not every day I wear a dressing gown. I don’t. I don’t even have one. Nor does my hair ever warrant putting a towel on my head.
I’ll stop going off track. The news.
As of this week (week commencing 26th Jan) I’m officially redundant!
That means that I have a hell of a lot of free time. As any good little travel blogger would, I’ve been constantly editing and uploading photos from my latest trips and started writing up blog posts. Hopefully you’re all ready for the ridiculous influx of content that I’m about to throw at you. If you’re not, you have a few days to prepare. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
This also means that my plan to head out to 26 countries is currently up in the air. I don’t have the commitment of a full time job to weigh me down, so once I finally decide on a destination to head out to I’ll be heading out on my travels and hopefully manage to find enough work in and around wherever I go to sustain myself. Maybe. We’ll see about that.
Bringing me on to my next point. I’ve reached the 12 month professional experience checkpoint that I’ve been aiming towards to work on a visa for moving my ass out of the UK and to warmer climes. Namely Australia, obviously, have you read this blog at all? I’ll probably be spending some of my pre-travel funding on sorting out my application before I head off and wait for a response. Again, that means I could be delayed.
All in all, I’m likely to wait until the end of February before I start my travels, and I’ll be spending the next couple of weeks editing and updating photos, flooding the blog with posts and content, working on a secret sneaky little guide that I’ve been planning for a while now, and then planning how and where I’m going to make my next move.
I’ll keep you all posted.
Turns out this is exactly what I needed to kick my arse into gear. About bloody time!
And there you have it. Life suddenly got exciting again!! Wooooo 😀
EDIT May 2019
Something possessed me to revisit a few older posts and update the formatting. Figured I’d drop in a short update.
Turns out, I’m still in the UK, and relatively settled. Certainly not a bad thing. The end game is still to retire to a humble abode somewhere on the east coast of Australia, but just not yet.
Unfortunately I never did get to travel as much as I’d hoped. It’s not a bad thing either, just means that I’ll have a lot of catching up to do at a later date. After all, the plans still exist and I can chop and change as I see fit.
I didn’t realise at the time how much the whole redundancy thing threw me a loop. Actually it made me a little uncomfortable revisiting this snippet, but things have changed since then.
Obviously I started out doubting my ability to actually do my job, and given that a large portion of my job is translated onto this blog, that didn’t go down too well. Bounced back though, bad man that I am, and am loving my digital marketing role more than I ever did back then.
Happy ending all around then, I suppose.