It had been a long day. It was another full day travelling, only this time long and tough walking was thrown in between, the sun was beginning to set and the hunger began to kick in. I felt shitty, I was shattered and I was beginning to miss home again. Finally we arrived at one of our last locations on this particular road trip, and to my surprise (kidding), there were even more steps leading down to the beach which I was inevitably had to climb. It was then when this blog post sprung to mind, the arrogance of people.
Seven hours ago, I experienced my first job interview in Australia. Being honest, having to get a job whilst travelling wasn’t ideal, but I suppose every backpacker needs to do this in order to continue travelling. But ever since the interview, I’ve started to question everything. I’ve had far too many hours of alone time for my own good today, and as a result, my mind feels completely mumbled by my own thoughts.
It was in 2011. GCSEs were rapidly approaching and I had to pull myself together and revise. I was never a clever student, I excelled in some subjects but when it came to Maths, I crumbled. I attended every revision session offered, during the day, after school and at home. I worked my socks off, and the amount of revision I put in for my Maths GCSE isn’t something I will ever regret, even if I did finish with a big, fat, E.
Travelling has opened up a new space I never thought I had. I’ve had more space to breathe, to focus on a more positive mindset and it has given me the chance to reflect on what I really want out of my life in the future. I’ve said before, New Years Resolutions aren’t for me, more because I can’t stick to them to save my life, but 2018 has felt different to other years.
It’s a Friday night in Australia, right at the very end of The Great Ocean Road, I’ve just FaceTimed my family and I’m feeling quite down, like I’m craving something more from my year long adventure. I miss home an awful lot, and nothing can prepare you for how much you’ll miss the simpler life at home. At the moment it currently feels like we are waiting the days to end, it has been raining heavily during our time here, forcing our trips to different attractions to be cut short.