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Limbo…


Nothing’s ever easy right? 

I’m currently at one of those pinochle moments in my life were I need to decide what to do next. I’m 23, living in Scotland with my family, got my degree last year, went and done a little travelling came home and worked. Not in any major jobs that I can climb further in the ladder for my career. I’m just in a “comfertable state” of living… which I like but detest all in one. I like uncomfortable. Change. Movement. New Challeneges. 

So what next?

Do I continue with travelling being my main prority? 

Do I apply for those difficult to get into summer programmes in America then come home and do a Ski season in France. Do I try and find a volunteer project that doesn’t cost thousands for longer than 2 weeks in Asia or Africa. Do I apply for an Australian visa and go over there in September for a year or 2 and try and find work. How will I survive and see the world at the same time.

Or do I stay in Scotland?

Focus on getting a better job, perhaps in Edinburgh that is all about events, marketing, social media or PR that I love. Save for holidays and try and get my travel fix through that. Wait until after summer finishes to apply and get a train ticket to go see Europe first before coming home and settling. Do I open my own business – pick one of the many ideas in my head and try my hardest to make it work.

Limbo

I see positive and negatives in both. I love travelling more than anything. However do I come home at 24/25 and try to build a career up when all my peers are settled? I know, I know focus on your own self! But will travelling make me less employeeable? 

These are the worries of this 23 year old girl trying to make the next move!

Is anyone else currently at this point in their life’s? 

Or has anyone been here, done that and gotten the t-shirt? Because I could never turn down some first hand knowledge and advice! 

xo 

Hello 2017…

It feels weird to be back writing here. I’ve opened up my laptop to write so many times but never found to words to something I have always enjoyed doing so much.

The last time I wrote I was 2 weeks into my Mini World Trip  and loving life. I had just graduated, was back with my boyfriend, the love of my life and on a trip of the life time (can you feel the if it’s too good to be true, it probably is moment coming? Wait for it!). I was in Thailand and my boyfriend and I started to break up. It was pretty horrible, especially when you are thousands of miles away and can’t do anything about it or even get your say properly.

In a way, I am so incredibly happy I was away with my friend when it happened. I got to see there is so much to life, I was seeing the world and all it had to offer. Why should I offer my all to a boy who doesn’t appreciate everything I had? So I picked myself up and got on with the trip of a lifetime. And it truly was.

However, when you get home reality hits. I was alone, had the holiday blues, no “life” plan  (which every adult seems to think graduates should have?!) and the person I love had dumped me and got a new girlfriend before I had hit home soil. It’s been pretty bloody shit. 

It’s funny how the people around you are truly the people who can make or break you. I don’t know where I would be without my family or girls. They have helped build me back up and kept me sane. They have helped me party my ass off and taken my mind off anything that could bring me down. I am so lucky that I have amazing people in my life!!

So I haven’t been in the right frame of mind to come back and write yet. Every time I have I usually got myself upset as a lot that is on my blog are memories I shared with him. So… here comes the biggest cliche of them all… NEW YEAR, NEW ME!!!…. Just joking. But I have been super excited to say goodbye to 2016 and get stuck into 2017. The past few weeks I’ve been putting myself out there, going on dates again, focusing on my health and wellbeing, spending time with amazing people and just enjoying myself and doing things for me. Your happiness shouldn’t depend on a person other than yourself.

I have a lot of plans for 2017 and I can’t wait to share them all. I also can’t wait to finally write about my trip away!!! I keep looking at photos and can’t get over how lucky I was to go on such a trip at my age.

I’m going to share my favourite words and my favourite picture that sums up how I’ve started this new year and how I intend to make it my year.

“As my friend, the dear, departed Princess Leia, said to me, ‘Take your broken heart, make it into art.'” – Meryl Streep.

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Travelling update!

Hello all!

I’ve officially been travelling for 2 weeks – how did that happen! 2 weeks to go!

So far we have seen Dubai, Bangkok and are in Koh Samui now. We leave for Sydney on Saturday and then go to LA and end in Las Vegas! 

So far this trip has been incredible, we have seen so much and been able to finally celebrate that we both got our degrees! 

I plan to post about my trip when I get home as I quickly realised when I got to Dubai I didn’t want to be on my phone typing up my experiences and not living them! However, and I’ll show it properly when I get back, I’ve been writing in a little diary small entries about each day so I won’t be forgetting anything and I’ve loved doing that! 

So for now, I leave you with a travelling cliche quote! True and cheesy – I adore that! Enjoy the rest of your summer guys! 

Goodbye!!

That’s us all ready to go! We are off on our mini world trip! 🙊 I am so excited to see some of the world! I don’t know how much I’ll upload when I’m away, depending on wifi I might just post when I get home but we will see! Speak to you all (maybe!) in a month 😁

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So for graduation my parents got me a camera and I have been having a play with it. They got me it for going away on my Mini World Trip (2 weeks today! Woo!) and I have been loving it. Its waterproof, bounce proof and takes a pretty picture.. perfect for someone clumsy like me! So whilst I have been working crazy hours I have been trying to get some time to get use to my new piece of technology, and I feel like I have gotten the hang of it!

So a couple days ago my family and I went on a wee drive and got a chippy for dinner! We went to sit at the Harbour and eat it. It was a really lovely, warm night so we went out the car played Pokemon Go, went Geocaching and played with my camera!

The area we were in, Port Seton, is a special place for us as my great granny lived there all her life so not only did my mum grow up there, we practically did too. So it was great running around the town, we haven’t done it since she passed away.

I hope you like my photos! Remember, I was just practising! I now need to find a photo editor for my macbook, does anyone have any suggestions? I always use my phone and different apps on that so it is unusually to be doing this from my laptop! 

Port Seton, East Lothian – Scotland.

 

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A place where me and my papa use to always go after our drive to collect shells for my great granny. I’m not taking about a pokect full, we would each have a large tesco bags full by time we went to see her that day! Her front garden was full of shells from so many different beaches and lots of different coloured roses! Pink and yellow espically. Her back garden was the exact same but also had shells displayed in the concrete work! Maybe that’s why I love the beach so much?

A beautiful sunset on a beautiful beach, around a 10 minutes drive from my gran and papas house. There’s a lighthouse you can walk to and lots of lovely areas for picnics and general fun days out.

The White Sands, East Lothian – Scotland.


Did anyone else have a granny obsessed with something, such as shells, like mine?! 

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So the reason why this post has that little kind off part is due to me having me already blogged about this place in Local Beauties 4 .. However! This place is amazing and is one of my favourite local beauties so I thought I would share it again.

This time, we took my little sister and walked a different way. It is so nice taking someone to one of your favourite places (so long as they like it… And she did!) because you get to share something special to you. 

It was such a fun night! The 3 of us climbed rocks, skipped stones and of course clumbsy me fell climbing up a muddy hill right onto my boyfriend who then crashed, with me, on to a tree! With my little sister laughing at us at the bottom. So now my favourite place also has some new, hilarious memories! I hope you all like my photos from here as much as you did the first time 😊

Cockburnspath, Scottish Borders – Scotland✨


None of these photos are edited and just taken on my iPhone 6s 😊

Does anyone else have a favourite place like this? Have you shared it with anyone or do you keep it a secret? 

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Scotland’s weather has been so up and down lately. It’s either scorching hot or we have massive thunder and lighting storms! 

The other day during a break in the weather, we went down to a place called Skateraw, around a 25minute drive from my house but only 15 from my boyfriends. It’s a place I use to always go with my papa but haven’t been in years. It’s a very small beach just beside the huge Torness Power Station. Although small, it has a beach, a very old harbour foundation, is incredibly popular with birdwatchers, is on part with the John Muir trail and has many other historic attributes. 

Personal, I love going here to watch the flying birds over the sea pools and climbing the rocks.

Skateraw, Dunbar, East Lothian – Scotland


I also made a little Bunnie friend 😊🐰 poor wee guy ran across the road when we were coming in! Luckily my emergency stopping skills are very good! 🙈

25 days to go.

25 days until my friend and I go on our mini word trip. This starts in Dubai, Bangkok, Ko Samui, Sydney, LA and finishes in Las Vegas!

I have spent hours looking at blogs and posts on what to do in these places butI would  love some feedback of anyone who has been up any of these places. We aren’t anywhere extremely long so need to be super organised! 

Also if anyone’s has tips on how to not spend a fortune in each place that would be amazing!

So excited!! Visas all organised, everything booked – get me on that plane! 

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