Ok, here it is. My first ever blog post. Yikes! What is happening!? I’m not really sure why I didn’t think of doing this sooner, I mean I thought about it, but never really seriously. And then somebody recently asked me what my plan was, like long term. Then for some reason I replied, I’d like to be a travel blogger. I hadn’t said it out loud before, I knew I liked writing since school and I knew I like taking photographs from the lack of storage on my phone. From this small conversation, things just spiraled. That night I proposed the idea to my (also a blogger) sister who turned the spiraling idea into a tornado of plans. Within an hour I’d bought my website, we’d got a colour scheme, logo ideas, post plans! It was happening.
Before I was asked what my long term plan was, for me it was always to just travel for as long as I could, see as much as I could, until I ran out of money (that still kind of is the plan to be honest), come home completely poor, wishing to go back again! Which is exactly what happened to me back in 2015- After spending six months in America back when I was 19, I came home and the goal was to make as much money as I could in a short space of time to head back to the states as soon as I possibly could. But that’s the thing with life, it doesn’t always go how you plan.
In order to make this fast money I threw my CV on every job site I could, I was applying for anything! I actually really liked the thought of being a delivery woman (hey maybe one day!). And this is when the company I work for now found me. The job became long term instead of a get rich quick and leave plan due to falling in love with it. I don’t regret becoming a Childrens Entertainer, and it keeping me at home for two years longer than I planned, it’s built my confidence more than I ever expected. But now, I’m ready for more. I’m ready for plan A.
Don’t get me wrong, I haven’t spent the last two years doing nothing but work. My need for travel has gotten in the way of my total saving sacrifices for the American Dream. In this time, I’ve seen Greece, Thailand, Croatia, France, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City, Venice, Germany, Amsterdam (Three times whoops), Bali, The Gili Islands and Singapore. Yeah, it’s been real tough. All of these trips were amazing, and yes if I hadn’t gone on them maybe I’d have had enough savings to leave on the big trip sooner. But I wouldn’t of had it any other way and I can’t wait to share more about them with you as my blogging journey continues.
So here I am now, 22 years old, been living in the UK again for over two years, not sure on a career, but sure on exploring. So join me as Lyds Locations grows through this year of exploring and experiences. It all starts with a flight.