I’d like to tell you the story of when I woke up one morning and knew that I wanted to live a life on the road, a modern nomad. Or of the poignant moment I decided to quit everything and pack a bag, never to look back. But the truth is, it didn’t happen that way at all. It was a slow and gradual process. A niggling desire that crept up on me over time. A deep-rooted sense of dissatisfaction that took me years to even recognise. Hundreds of seemingly insignificant moments that led me to this way of life. And even then, it took me years more to execute, to understand, to come to terms with what I had committed to.
I played the game growing up in the UK. I have A-levels, I have a degree, I’ve worked a 9 to 5. But the search for something more has been there since I can remember. I never wanted to play by the rules. I always saw straight through the system. But quitting isn’t easy, and so I tested the waters, inch by inch, slowly dropping pieces of the puzzle that others clung so fiercely on to. Until one day I looked back and realised I was miles apart from those I went to school with, on a one way road, and there was no way back.
I have travelled to many incredible places, but my focus is less on backpacking, and more on living abroad – settling somewhere for at least 3 months. Working abroad, learning languages, engaging with environments and cultures, and being a part of a community. On my journey, I work across many different fields. I have worked as a flying trapeze instructor, kitesurf instructor, circus tour manager, festival assistant, fire performer, chalet chef and ran a guesthouse in the middle of the Colombian desert. I try and choose jobs that inspire me, challenge me to grow, connect to my sense of creativity, allow me to live a life within nature where I can be happy and healthy, and where the tangible outcomes are something greater than making money.
Principles that guide me…
We are more than this…
There are so many more stories than here hidden this site. Friendships untold. Collaborations to be imagined. Ideas to be shared. We don’t exist in html. We live and breathe air in countries all over the world. I invite you to be a part of this community, and not just a spectator. Say hello, write to me, about absolutely anything you like… You never know where it will lead you.