Monday, 19 January 2015

HELLO, AUSTRALIAAAA!!!

Hi, everyone.

Recently, I have been thinking a lot about traveling and working abroad. Friends have been uploading images of them all around the world, some volunteering, some pursuing a career and others... well... just having fun!
I always thought to myself "I wish that could be me". And now I may finally have that chance.



Today, my boss had to "let me go", simply because there wasn't enough work at the office.
Instead of moping around feeling sorry for myself like most people would, I started to think "what happens next?".
"When one door closes, another one opens". Right?!

Initial idea: MOVE TO HONGKONG!!! My dad supported this idea and said how there are many opportunities over there. So I started asking friends for advice, and indeed they gave me a lot of useful information. But my bf shot this idea down since he didn't like the idea of moving to a country where he barely spoke the language. So we started looking at other options.

We are currently looking to travel to Thailand and then move to Australia to work and travel (with a group of 20 other 18-30 year olds- I bet they're just as excited!).
It was so nice connecting with some old Australian friends (who also gave me many useful tips and websites). The next few months will be save save save, ready for March/ April when we will say goodbye to our lives in the UK for a good 12 months (maybe less, maybe more).

Excited is an understatement right now. Am I finally taking that leap?! Am I finally chasing my dreams?!?!! Yes and yes.

It's not going to be easy, and I'll be experiencing something outside of my comfort zone... but I'm ready for the challenges ahead.

Who knew that so much could change in the space of 12 hours, eh? This morning I was still working 8 hours a day, 5 days a week (just like many other people in the UK), and now... here I am planning out my next 12 months. Budgeting is going to be so hard since I have never really budgeted before. Even when I moved out for University, I was constantly eating out or cooking full meals. I find it impossible to live off "student food" but this may have to change once I move.

For all the months that I have sacrificed my social life and my sleep to work full time, and for every time I had to say "sorry, I can't go. I need to work the next day", I can finally say that it was all worth it.

I think what I will miss most in the UK is my mother's constant nagging, my dad's loud voice and my sister's annoying self. I hate to admit it, but I know I will miss my family so much whilst I'm gone... and of course all my close friends too!


Mannnn, I still can't believe I'm doing this. I'M FINALLY GOING TRAVELING!!!!!
And the best part is... I get to experience all this with my bf!


Hope everyone has had a Monday as great as mine!
Keep smiling, keep inspiring.
Love L x.



(Image taken from Pinterest- posted by "Perfect Party UK").

20 comments:

  1. This is really inspiring...I'm kind of but not exactly in the same situation i think and i really feel so excited and happy for you...I wish to chase and live all of your dreams ^_^

    BubblyBeauty

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    1. Thank you so much for your encouraging words!!! :)

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  2. Congratulations you will love it. I left my job in the UK last August to come to Australia and it had been the best decision I have made in a long time. You won't regret it.

    If you need anything or want to ask any questions, even after you arrive, feel free to contact me on Twitter (@ReluctantWlust). I'd be happy to help. You can also read how my trip has gone so far on the blog I set up just for this experience.

    The Reluctant Wanderlust

    Have fun planning, dreaming and exploring.

    Emily Louise x

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    1. That's so awesome!! How are you finding it? I just started following you on Twitter. Will be sure to have a read through your blog. Hope you are enjoying yourself so far!!! I look forward to joining you soon! :) x

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  3. What an adventure!
    ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

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  4. Hi Lily! I'm moving to Australia in less than 3 weeks! I'm probably just as scared and excited as you. Yey for us!

    www.jeannechristinemarie.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh wow, good luckkk!!! Let me know how you get on over there. Hope everything goes well for you! :) x

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  5. That's so exciting! Reading this post made me excited even. Is that weird haha. Probably cuz i live in Aust. Or i just love the topic of travelling in general.

    Where abouts in Aust. are you planning to move in?

    Vivi Lien

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    1. That's so cool!! Where in Australia are you? I'll be moving to Sydney but I have a few friends in Melbourne aswell so I'm hoping to visit there too. Perhaps we can finally meet one day! :)

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  6. Wow have an amazing adventure. If I had to pick a place it would be Hong Kong. It's an amazing place to visit. But really anywhere is great. When I moved abroad I missed salt and vinegar crisps!

    gavindarvell.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank youuu!! What makes you choose Hong Kong? I considered moving there also. And yes, I LOVE salt and vinegar crisps. They are my dad's favourite so I guess I picked it up from him :)

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  7. Good on you! Australia is amazing, although we might be a bit biased, so hopefully you'll enjoy yourselves down here! We can't wait to see what you get up to!

    M + K

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    1. Haha, I have heard a lot of good things about Australia so I am super looking forward to it!

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  8. Lovely post! :)

    I would like to invite you to my blog! I would be so happy if we support each other on Bloglovin, GFC and Facebook!
    Do it and let me know! xx

    Blog | Facebook Page | Bloglovin | Instagram

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  9. I don't know what to say... When you said initial idea is move to HK all the feels really hit me! lol! I was just thinking wow a fellow BBC! (I think) I am being nagged by my family like 'Move to HK! Move to HK! Lots of opportunities!' But I'd much prefer to stay in UK which I am right now haha :) (and also because my boyfriend can't speak the language too!) There are loads of opportunities here in UK too but it just depends whether you'd take it or not.

    I wish I could go to Australia! But I heard living expenses are unreasonably high! but good luck! :) Your goal is very inspiring! I'd love too work abroad too but I'll see about that later :D

    www.nolifelifelife.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww, I guess it is different for everyone. Perhaps I just need a change of scenery after living in the UK for 20+ years of my life. HK is amazing (for holiday), but I have heard a lot of negative things about living there so it kinda put me off lol
      Yeah, it is... but the cost of living is based around the salary. It is more expensive there in comparison to UK but they also earn a lot more than us so it works out around the same I think (I hope :P).
      Good luck with deciding what you would like to do in the future, I say just go for it! :)

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  10. I'm so glad that you are chasing your dreams. I hope you'll have fun while traveling and have an unforgettable experience. Be happy! xxx

    www.pinkdemure.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comment!!! Same goes for you :) xx

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