Two weeks ago, I had a steady job and a girlfriend.
Today, I have neither having lost them both in the space of a few hours on that eventful Friday.
I’m not a believer in fate or that we have a preordained path set out for our lives, but I did find it a bit strange how both of those events happened on the same day within a few hours of each other.
These two events combined effectively fast tracked six months of my life, meaning I’ve been able to pull my life long dream of travelling Australia forward.
In my mind I had six months to prepare for the trip, now I have only two weeks. Not long, but it reminded me of a quote by Hugh Laurie:
“It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.”
I haven’t really had time to sit and reflect on the past two weeks, it all feels a bit surreal still. On the one hand I’m super excited to finally do the thing I’ve wanted to do ever since donning my backpack for the first time on my Eurotrip. On the other hand, I’m a bit sad about how my relationship ended and obviously a little bit apprehensive about how things will turn out.
I leave the UK on the 4th of July, arriving in Sydney on the 6th before spending the week with OzIntro. Beyond that my plans are still pretty vague, but I’m hoping to meet up with my best mate who is out there already.
I’ll be vlogging the trip for my YouTube channel as well as putting out blog posts on here, so be sure to keep up to date by subscribing to both!
In the meantime, I’ve got a few things to tie up and some goodbyes to say before I finally head out for my biggest adventure yet. It’s going to be a good one!