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2017 review: 30 before 30, a time for growth

2017 review: 30 before 30, a time for growth

It’s that time of year when we each reflect on the last 12 months and whether we feel we need to make plans and/or changes for the next year. It’s incredibly hard not to feel nostalgic at this time of year and it is always wonderful to look forward to what is to come. But it is also a tough time of year for a lot of people and the expectations can be overwhelming. In general, I think the whole “New…

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Half a year and half a world away 

Half a year and half a world away 

It’s been six months since I nervously boarded a 5.30am train at Perpignan station and waved goodbye to my mum and step-dad, with a few warm, salty tears trickling across my cheeks, before heading off on my journey across the world.  Since then I’ve visited 15 countries, four continents, travelled thousands and thousands of miles, slept in 75+ hostels, motels and homestays, met 100s of people, climbed two mountains, swam with turtles and sharks, and made friends for life in…

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Independent cinema – a tale of two cities

Independent cinema – a tale of two cities

Many people noted when I first shared my 30 before 30 list that it was mainly aimed at becoming more independent. And this is probably true. I wouldn’t say that I am not an independent person, but there is still a long way for me to go before I feel I am truly comfortable with myself and doing things alone. The big things I struggle with doing alone are eating (in public) and going to the cinema. So, these two…

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It’s never or now – I’m leaving on a jet plane

It’s never or now – I’m leaving on a jet plane

As some of you might know, I’ve spent the last few months bumming in the south of France with my mum and step dad, after quitting my job. It’s been just what I needed at this point in my life and while I could stay here forever, I don’t think it’s suitable long term plan, for many reasons. I’ve therefore decided that 2017 is going to be the year that I travel. And in a little over three weeks I…

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Moving to France – one month in

Moving to France – one month in

It’s been just over a month since I left London and moved to France. I thought I would reflect on what it feels like – and if I’ve done the right thing, or have I lost my independence?

Quarter life crisis? Perhaps. Here’s my 30 before 30 

Quarter life crisis? Perhaps. Here’s my 30 before 30 

I’ve turned 28, quit my job, and decided to leave the city where I have started to cultivate a life