Sunday, 23 March 2014

Life, the Universe and everything!

Ok, so I haven't posted again for a while, but the good news is that's it's because I've been busy actually living life! After years of just existing, I'm working in a job that I love, earning enough money (not a lot), but enough so that I can actually have a social life outside of work!

The best news? I've just come back from my first holiday in two years! Result!

I've moved house again since I last wrote, into a beautiful flat less than a minute from the beach. My last house was fine, but my housemate was a complete nightmare! (Who doesn't allow you to have the hot water switched on because it's too expensive?!) Fortunately, one of my friends from work was looking for someone to live with, so she rescued me!

We were very lucky to find a very pretty, quirky little flat 10 minutes walk from work in the middle of Kemptown, and we absolutely love it. We have lots in common (we've both climbed Kilimanjaro, we're both OBSESSED with Africa) and generally life is pretty sweet at the moment!

I'm still pretty skint, catching up from the days when I was poor and unemployed, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel now! Relocating was pretty expensive (cost me around £2000), and living costs down here are high, but I still have a small disposable income, and I'm doing a job that I love!

I do love working in travel. Everyday, I get to talk to people about travelling to Thailand, South Africa, Ghana, India and so many more exotic places! I'm learning so much (not just about sales and about our trips, but about the world!) and I'm gaining friends in unusual places! It's not many jobs in which you can say you email Nepal, Thailand and Malawi on a regular basis!

While I'm not exactly where I want to be in the long run (working in charity challenges), I'm definitely going in the right direction! It beats working 50-60 hours per week in a crappy cafe job! I'm so much less stressed, I've met loads of amazing people and best of all, I can start planning some travels!

I do miss my friends and family up north, of course I do (come down and visit guys), and I feel for anyone still in the situation I was in. I've met very few people down here that struggled as much as me and my friends did up north, and it's quite sad really that to find work people have to relocate hundreds of miles, but it's the best thing I've ever done.

The main thing now is to continue loving my job, save up some money and get some more travel experience. Next stop, Sorrento then Everest Base Camp!

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