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30 is the magic number

As soon as I opened my eyes this morning, I felt happy. I stretched my arms above my head, feeling the blood surge through my joints, and my body begin to buzz with excitement for what was to come. I knew instantly what day it was. The golden Om symbol […]

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The sunshine of your love

I love how a little bit of sunshine has the power to transform the way you see the world, and your place within it. As an English girl used to grey skies, endless winters and dressing in multiple layers, the sudden arrival of the fleeting British summer has sent my heart […]

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The best laid un-plans

As we move ever closer to the start of our new life out on the open road, I am slowly adjusting to the reality of an open future as well.I say slowly because there is one small, ok – make that rather large, problem I am struggling to overcome. What’s an […]

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Any which way we choose

It’s a terrible thing to wish your life away. Life is beautiful, precious and fleeting; every day should be lived to the full and recognised for the priceless gift that it is. We should be grateful. Every. Day. I truly believe this, and yet I suck at it. Every day for […]

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A much anticipated introduction

Over the past two weeks I have experienced a huge internal shift. My recent emotional stresses have dissipated and the constant chatter of my mind has been muted to an almost inaudible whisper. What now fills the space is an altogether novel sensation of calmness; a knowing. I feel like […]

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We've booked our RTW tickets!

Last Friday night I stood in the kitchen, absentmindedly stirring the dinner, when Lee came in and told me to close my eyes. Hardened to his usual prankster antics I was hesitant to do so, but as he insisted, I relented and stood there uneasily waiting for something bad to […]

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Lost for words

I have spent all evening typing, deleting and retyping this post, trying to find the right words to share with you how I have been feeling lately. Then it dawned on me that the mere act of writing this could serve as a perfect analogy for the last couple of […]

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A journey into the unknown

Ever since I first decided I wanted to sell up, ship out and travel the world indefinitely, I have dreamed big and made plans. Where I was going to go, what I was going to do, how much money I was going to save, how much extra work I would […]

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Growing older and wiser

The alternative title I had for this post was A birthday and a breakdown, but I decided that sounded a little too depressing. Yet, as I sit here and try and think of how to put my feelings into words, I think it may be a more honest way of […]

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Impatience, positivity and planning

With seven and a half long months still stretching before us until our beautiful RTW adventure begins, I am constantly battling with my love/hate relationship with waiting. I hate it for all the obvious reasons. I am not a naturally patient person, and have a tendency to drive myself crazy with […]

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50 quotes to lift and inspire

Between the dreaming and the doing, lies the making it happen. Setting forth in pursuit of your dreams is a difficult journey to begin. It takes honesty, courage, determination, self-belief, and an unwavering focus. As I wrote in my last post, it takes a village to raise a dream. Below you will […]

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It takes a village to raise a dream

My dream is my baby. Since the day it was born I have loved it like no other, and put my dream’s needs before my own. Having it is the best thing I have ever done. It changed my life. But not only mine. In many ways it has also changed the […]

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A decade in denial

Recently I have received several emails from people asking about my debt story – specifically how I got into debt in the first place. I have already written about certain chapters of this story; the fact that I lied about being in debt, and how I got out of it, […]

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How I can afford to travel the world

When people ask me how I can afford to travel the world, I feel like I need to pull them up a chair, sit them down and hand them a cup of tea – they’re going to be there for quite a while. There is no short answer. It starts with […]

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Determining our RTW budget

This is the part of travel that a lot of people get put off by; the actual cost. People can get a bit funny when it comes to discussing money, which personally I think is a real shame. I love to be open about my finances, and intend to be […]

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A year to remember

Looking back and wallowing in the past is not something I would usually recommend, however, once a year I am rather partial to glancing over my shoulder for a little while and indulging my sentimentality. The end of another year takes me to a place of peaceful reflection, where I […]

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My interview with Man Vs Debt

I have mentioned already how much I value Adam Baker and his work at Man Vs Debt, but I will happily say it again. Adam Baker helped me change my life. So imagine my overwhelming excitement when I was invited to appear on a new podcast series that Baker is launching […]

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