I can’t commit to a postcode let alone a relationship

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Can you Commit to a Postcode?

So it happened.

I sat down for dinner with my girlfriends on a short break from travelling, inside my favourite burger joint at home in my small town/city (is it a town or is it a city?), Launceston, Tasmania.

For a little more than 21 years I have called this island my home. For those of you who aren’t familiar, Tasmania is the small area of landmass located 240 kilometres south of the mainland of Australia. Yes, it is indeed a part of Australia. No, you don’t need your passport to get here. Yes, it is cold much of the year (being the furthest South before you hit Antarctica). No, it is not cold year-round. Summers reach the high 30 degrees celsius.

I’m glad we’ve got all of that out of the way.

But right now I don’t call Tasmania home. I don’t even call Australia home. In fact, I don’t call anywhere home.

I live out of a suitcase.

Brooke Saward

I’m part of this new digital nomad group of individuals who are too busy chasing their dreams and aspirations from one country to the next, to ever sit still. You might consider us gypsies with a passion and purpose. This includes the likes of bloggers, vloggers, freelance journalists, freelance photographers, and all sorts of creative people who travel more often than they sit still.

Globalisation has provided us with an opportunity to break the mould and geography now knows no limits to a person’s, particularly a young person’s, creativity.

So there I was, sat in my old favourite local burger joint, chatting with my childhood friends about the prospects of a relationship when you travel more often than you are at home. Actually, a recent visit to Bali for two weeks felt like FOREVER in the one place. By the time the second week rolled around I was getting itchy feet and wanted to pack up and move again. Just last year I rented an apartment in Berlin for a little over two months and spent a total of 10 nights living there. The rest of the time I ended up on random adventures in nearby European countries and cities – visiting the likes of Stockholm, Prague, Paris, many small German towns and even running off to Hawaii for a few days for work.

Brooke, you can’t commit to a postcode let alone a relationship.

Now I’d like to think my friends know me pretty well. We’ve been through a lot together: getting drunk in high school, getting drunk in college, getting bored of getting drunk in our early twenties and reminiscing on our ‘wild days’ whenever we now sit down for an evening meal. With my current lifestyle, I see my friends only once or twice a year if I’m lucky.

What does or should that mean for how well they know me?

They know me, sure. But they know the pre-year-long-solo-adventure-around-the-world. Have I changed? YES. That’s a firm yes. I have changed a lot.

But were they onto something here? Can a person who has restless feet, an open heart, and a desire to seek and share new experiences in the new digital world we live in, never find love?

This could go one of two ways.

Brooke Saward in Stockholm

First of all, they’re probably right.

Right now, the relationship status is not on my radar… and it hasn’t been for quite some time.

But is there anything wrong with that? Moreover, should there be any reason to believe there is something wrong with that?

Spoiler alert: no.

Now I love my friends, family, dog, cats, and everything in between. I value their opinions (yes, even my dog’s). But I don’t believe they know the me that stands before them today. The me that has evolved as a result of travel. Not just a short vacay here or there and not a couple of weeks country-hopping in Western Europe. Its not a competition either. But the me that stands here today is a result of an ongoing journey that I set off on just a little over a year ago.

I graduated university, booked a one-way ticket to London, quit my job, sold my things, packed my bags, and embraced the unknown for the first time in my life.

I didn’t know it would work out, and I strongly believe thats why it did.

Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out. –John Wooden

But my friends are right: I can’t commit to a postcode let alone a relationship. I can’t commit to much at all right now. Actually I think the only thing I am certain of committing to right now is my happiness. Should I feel guilty for that? I don’t think so.

I don’t know when we were brainwashed into thinking that we had to commit to someone, to something, at a certain stage of our lives. But we were.

If you’re in a committed relationship or career, that is by no means a bad thing. If you’ve been fortunate enough to find that early on in your life, that’s fantastic. But not all of us have. Not all of us will. Isn’t that a part of what makes life interesting? Difference.

Embrace how different your life is to another’s.

Embrace change.

Embrace Spontaneity. 

Above all, embrace and chase what makes you happy.

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    Abdullah Akbar
    July 27, 2015 at 8:00 am

    But may be one day someone will come into your life and you will realize how it is to be in true love, and If its the right person he wont chain you, He will let you chase your dreams, But wherever you go you will have that though in the mind, I have a home and someone is waiting for me out there…

    PS: I loved you writing style, Stay Happy.. It takes alot of courage to live without someone with whom you can be with your naked soul and body…

    June 2, 2015 at 11:48 am

    Okay, YES!

    Finally someone else who thinks that you don’t need to be in a relationship to be happy or that that is the only “normal” way of living. I’m glad someone else feels the same way!

    I’m waiting to finish school in April and then I’ll be packing my bags and heading off to do a working holiday in Scotland or Ireland… I haven’t quite decided yet. Maybe I’ll do both. Who knows! But the world is a huge place and I refuse to spend my whole life always living in the same place.

    May 15, 2015 at 3:39 am

    This is amazing and such a dream of mine to be living this way. Quick question: how do you find the money to keep up this lifestyle? I understand that you probably live a minimalistic life, but do you work small jobs as go or do you get paid as a journalist?

    You’re amazing! 🙂

    Stroller Savvy
    May 6, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    This is so great. People who haven’t traveled don’t really get it. We used to travel quite a bit and generally the “haters” came from a place of jealousy. Don’t let anyone deter you from being you in the way that works for you.

      Eunice Musuamba
      May 18, 2015 at 1:30 am

      Exactly. Only people who travel can understand it!

    Ana Clara
    April 8, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    Hi Brooke! I love all of your posts but this one especially made me think a lot about the decisions I’m making for my future. I love being home, but I left a few times already for exchange programs and now I’m planning on going abroad for college, and I feel exact the same about commitment at the moment, “the only thing I am certain of committing to right now is my happiness”. Feels like it will be so weird to see my friends and family once or twice a year, but the idea of leaving to chase what I want makes me so thrilled and happy, it’s worth it. You’re an awesome inspiration. Thank you 🙂

    Adam Highfill
    April 4, 2015 at 1:07 am

    Great post. Here’s the most important thing to realize for those of us who can’t settle down right now: IT’S OK! I’ve been traveling, experiencing, and living 6 months at a time for over 2 years now while many of my friends have settled down with the job and the marriage. The only reason i don’t envy them is because of the things i’ve experienced that they never will be able to.

    Read a bit about my journey @

    March 28, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    I quitted my job couple of times over the past few years just because I can’t stay at one place for too long. I guess the travel bug bites you forever. I can totally related to what you say. Along the way, you might meet someone you feels right but you’re not there to stay. There’s always surprises, unexpected encounters, hence why not embracing it!

    Love your blog btw! You’re truly an inspiration.
    Happy doing what you enjoy the most! 🙂

    Jo. xx

    Ellie Swinton
    March 27, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    Hi Brooke,

    This is such an honest article and very thought-provoking. There are so many different lives a person can leave and I look at yours and know that could have been me if things had worked out slightly differently. I’m lucky enough to have met someone fairly early on, and as you say, I’m very lucky and grateful but I know I’d be travelling around the world right now if I hadn’t. And neither is the right way, I just wish I could experience both! But you can’t have everything in life can you… Thanks for posting.

    Ellie x

    March 26, 2015 at 2:31 am

    This is the first time i am reading your blog and this post is just simply amazing! It was very honest and inspiring 🙂

    March 26, 2015 at 1:44 am

    I love this post more than i can put into words, I just wish i was brave enough to do what you did!!!

    March 25, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Great post! I’m sure your friends mean well but you’re right they haven’t experienced what you’ve gone through with you so their perception of you is a bit off. Your young and there is nothing wrong with following your way around the world to personal happiness!


    March 24, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    Great post! I have a relationship for 7 years now (I’m 22). So for me it’s ‘normal’ to be in a relationship. My boyfriend doesn’t like to travel, so I do it alone. But it’s true that it makes it harder, because there’s somebody you really love (except friends and family) at home. Luckly he supports me to travel, because he knows it makes me happy.

    March 24, 2015 at 7:14 am

    I actually was wondering about a relationship status, but I thought it was way to rude for a reader to ask about it.
    I can totally understand why you are travelling solo and enjoy it. Life is also about personal growth and sometimes you do that better by yourself. Without having to worry that you grow more than the other or in a different direction.

    By the way, will you be in Berlin by any chance next month? I woul dlove to have you at our blogger conference called The Hive!


    • Brooke Saward
      March 24, 2015 at 7:33 am

      Hey Yvonne – thanks for your comment 🙂 sadly no! I’m no longer living in Berlin but may return this year – just seeing where the wind takes me!

    Nikki Vargas
    March 24, 2015 at 6:57 am

    Good for you, Brooke! This is such a reoccuring topic in the travel world: the idea of love and travel can mix. I actually wrote a post about it:

    As a 27 year old travel journalist that is very much in love and bitten by the wanderlust, I definitely say that travel and love mix if you find the right person to run wild with you, rather than look to tie you back. In my case, I feel very lucky to find a man who I can see the world with, who encourages me to chase my dreams and who I can leave at home to go solo travel and he’ll still celebrate my choices as I will his. At the end of the day, the life of a traveler defies convention but that’s what makes it so exciting. As I like to say, my life will be many things but never boring, never predictable.

    Cheers & keep up the truly inspiring work!


    • Brooke Saward
      March 24, 2015 at 7:37 am

      Thanks for your comment Nikki 🙂

    March 24, 2015 at 4:10 am

    So well said Brooke! 🙂 Have been following you on social media for almost a year now, and never a day am I not inspired by you to just pack my bags and travel. However I have to say while I do have a restless feet, financial restraints and family commitments do hold me back. I guess we all need some balance in life! x

    keep travelling!

    Michelle Marie
    March 23, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    Absolutely love this post. It is amazing no matter how modern/feminist/educated/however we think of ourselves, these subtle beliefs exist in the back of our heads. The point of a woman’s life is to find her true love and settle down with him; the point of a man’s life is to work and become professionally successful. And anything you do that does not advance yourself towards achieving this goal is “worthless” or wrong or laughable. Excellent post, extremely well phrased, very very many thanks for posting this!!

    Michelle Marie

    • Brooke Saward
      March 24, 2015 at 10:08 am

      Amazing comment to read – thank you so much for sharing Michelle!

    March 23, 2015 at 12:35 pm

    “I don’t know when we were brainwashed into thinking that we had to commit to someone, to something, at a certain stage of our lives. But we were.”
    Fantastic post Brooke. You hit the nail on the head; not just for creatives, or freelances, or those who can’t sit still, but for anyone thinking ‘normal’ isn’t for them. Great read, will be sharing all over 🙂
    Ashleigh Xx

    March 23, 2015 at 7:21 am

    I really enjoyed reading this post.
    I have just myself written a blog post about how I’m not interested in conventional life – and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that 🙂

    March 23, 2015 at 6:31 am

    This is really great and reassuring to see someone not preoccupied in finding another person in order to feel complete and happy. I think a lot of people our age fall into the trap of thinking they need a relationship because this is ‘that stage’ of life. I think your story and your blog is incredibly inspiring and a testament to the fact that not everyone’s trajectory needs to be the same , and the amazing things you can achieve when you just go after what you want and stop paying attention to the background noise of what people think you should be doing. Cheers for the great read as usual Brooke! X

  • awanderlustblog@OUTLOOK.COM'
    March 23, 2015 at 3:02 am

    as long as you’re happy then its all good 🙂

    March 22, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    I exactlt at this stage of my life now, even older than you – 30 soon eeek! But Fu*k it. I’m doing me, I’m doing what I want to and following this crazy path called life. When and If I ever meet someone then I’ll look into things, but for now I may as well enjoy life alone, travel and do me right? I dont want to have to rely on having a partner to make me happy! xx

    Mette Marie Thomsen
    March 22, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    Liked your resent comment, you were spot on. I myself went traveling / working in other countries when I was in my early twenties for a year. I’m now almost 50 and has been settled since then, but what I learned from living and working in those countries is priseless.

    • Brooke Saward
      March 22, 2015 at 7:59 pm

      I agree – travel is the best education! Thanks for taking the time to read.

    Food is Travel
    March 22, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    To use a somewhat tired phrase, “you go girl”. The world is a big place, and there is so much to explore and do, as you have seen. A good relationship is great, when it happens, but it’s not the only thing in life to aspire to, and you are a great example of that! Keep traveling and inspiring us!

    • Brooke Saward
      March 22, 2015 at 8:00 pm

      Thanks for your comment – really appreciate it!

    March 22, 2015 at 9:07 am

    I loved reading this! I have a few months left of university and then my plan is to go traveling, wherever I can find work. I loved the part about not knowing if something will work out – I’ve gone abroad solo a few times without a clue whether it would be amazing or awful, and each time it was the former which definitely made me have the view I have now, that it’s best to take the leap! For me, travel brings so much happiness already that having a relationship is not the focus, but more of a happy surprise if it happens, and if not I couldn’t agree more that personal happiness comes first 🙂 X

    March 22, 2015 at 8:37 am

    This is scarily on time. Just today I was telling myself that it is ok to not even want to “want” to be in a relationship. Thank you for sharing your insight! This is such a great post.

    • Brooke Saward
      March 22, 2015 at 8:17 pm

      Positive thoughts lead to positive actions! We gotta make the best of what we have hey 🙂 thanks for reading Tiara!

    March 21, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    I totally agree with you Brroke! 🙂 In my opinion, the first thing people should commit to is their own happiness. If you’re not happy on the inside, everything on the outside will just fall apart…eventually.

    Claire @ TallGirlBigWorld
    March 21, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    I appreciate your honesty in this post so much. I only have one year left until I graduate from college, and like you I want to spend some time traveling and see where that leads me. I’m not sure what type of job I’m interested in, or even if a typical desk job iid in the cards for me, and I think seeing some of the world will help put my life in perspective. Thanks for sharing Brooke!

    Caroline Achieng Otieno
    March 21, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    This is so true Brooke..thanks for sharing. I guess the only thing that keeps me grounded to a post code is my young daughter, but I’m happy when she says, “Go on ahead, I want to stay here” because last year I was in Asia and whenever I called home she was like..”Come back!” I’m pretty sure that I would be traveling full-time if she lived with family (a continent away in Africa!)
    But I get the itchy feet feeling..after a while I’m getting ready to go elsewhere…and it’s more fun than a relationship!

    Amanda Settle
    March 21, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    Great post,
    I’m 47, have spent most of my live moving around, met my husband in my late thirties while working in kuwait. He’s my soul mate we’ve lived and worked in 4 countries in the last 8 years, traveling to lots more places inbetween, and now we’re on a Greek island! Who says we have to have a post code!

    • Brooke Saward
      March 21, 2015 at 6:50 pm

      WOW Amanda! That is incredible – and you’re living proof there is someone out there for all of us !!

    March 21, 2015 at 8:41 am

    Brooke, I am now in my fifties and can’t commit to a postcode, get used to it. I was blessed in finding a partner with a similar wanderlust in my early 20’s and we have journeyed together, dragging our kids along with us, working in remote areas of Australia. Lately we have been exploring the wider world. I hear you Jennifer Stevens, many times people told us we now had to settle down; life is an adventure though and you only get one crack at it so I believe in making the most of it. Our kids have also not been adversely affected, they are not adverse to solo travel and were confident at 18 to head off and have adventures of their own. Keep gypsying on

      March 21, 2015 at 12:14 pm

      Wow!!! This was my favourite post of yours! It was so honest and true. I couldn’t stop reading – you had me hook, line and sinker. Well done and please keep inspiring my wanderlust xx

      • Brooke Saward
        March 21, 2015 at 6:51 pm

        Thanks so much Kayla, really appreciate words like this! xx

    • Brooke Saward
      March 21, 2015 at 6:53 pm

      Thanks for this Carrie! Really appreciate it 🙂

    March 21, 2015 at 7:42 am

    Most inspiring post I’ve read for a while! There’s nothing wrong with making the most of your life while you have the means and ability, whether you’re in a relationship or not. Live life without regrets.

    • Brooke Saward
      March 21, 2015 at 6:55 pm

      Amen Kate! Loved that “Live life without regrets” – straight to the point 🙂

    March 21, 2015 at 6:27 am

    You need to be very brave to chase happiness like that! Your bravery is inspiring.

    March 21, 2015 at 5:16 am

    Very inspiring post!
    A travel-addict myself I feel much better on the go and ever since I “grew up” into the today’s me, into a “travelling me”, I inevitably miss out a lot of the “normal life ” things – don’t meet with my friends as often as I used to do, don’t have time for simple night outs and gatherings over a glass of wine. I do have a boyfriend though, who shares my passion for travelling and so we do most of our trips together. We dream of going on the one year trip around the world.
    So, it’s absolutely possible to be an adventurous type and still be in a relationship. You just have to meet as much solo-adventure-around-the-world guy as you are and become a couple-adventure-around-the-world 🙂

    Melinda DiOrio
    March 21, 2015 at 4:38 am

    I love this post. That’s all I can say. Thank you for being so open and honest, and for letting us inspiring travelers know that it’s okay to forge your own path. We don’t all have to follow the same formula in life! Inspiring.

    • Brooke Saward
      March 21, 2015 at 6:59 pm

      Truly appreciate your words Melinda – its so great to know my journey can inspire others on their own path 🙂 x

    March 21, 2015 at 2:41 am

    This is so inspiring and motivational!
    Travel does change people so much from within – it’s like those tiny twists that make us better, more confident, more secure, and more happy. Tiny twists that other people most times don’t even notice.
    Only when I began travelling I realized that life is sooo much worth getting out of your comfort zone!

    Marie @ Marie Away
    March 21, 2015 at 2:12 am

    Great post. It’s so important to be rid of comparisons—we all have our own ways of getting through this life. Who knows what you might want in the future, but to know what you want right now, and to follow it, is too good a dream to give up.

    Renates Reiser
    March 21, 2015 at 1:53 am

    I love this! You are definitely an inspiration 🙂 Our lives doesn’t need to all be alike, they just need to be what we want them to. Different people have different dreams, that’s just how it is – and how it should be!

    Julia (One Old Gypsy)
    March 21, 2015 at 1:43 am

    I LOVE this post! I just quit my job and apartment as well and will leave for Sri Lanka and Myanmar in 10 days. You really speak my mind here.

    March 21, 2015 at 12:59 am

    Such a great and inspiring article Brooke! You’re living an awesome life, and happiness is the most important thing about it

    March 21, 2015 at 12:09 am

    Thanks so much. Thank you for your amazing travels, blogs, videos, inspiration. I really look up to you, and I totally Agree with you, things come when the time is right. I hope to meet you someday- you’re kind of an insprational travel celebrity to me. I wish you happy travels

    x Julia

    March 21, 2015 at 12:09 am

    Thanks so much. Thank you for your amazing travels, blogs, videos, inspiration. I really look up to you, and I totally Agree with you, things come when the time is right. I hope to meet you someday- you’re kind of an insprational travel celebrity to me. I wish you happy travels

    x Julia

    March 20, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    I am metaphorically high five-ing you right now! Your journeys sound amazing and like memories you will cherish forever! I would also love to know what job you had which took you to HAWAII for a couple of days!!Amazing!

    The Dame
    March 20, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    Lovely Brooke. I’m 36 and I can’t commit to anything but my own happiness too 🙂 I have no desire for children or to be stuck in one place. I like having a base to come home to, but the world is my oyster and if someone wants to be a part of that, good for them, and they do try, but unless they have a burning lust for freedom, they don’t last long.

    Romy Ashley
    March 20, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    Perfecty written!! Same situation here, love every second of travelling!
    The rest will come when the time is right, they say! hahaha


    March 20, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    Nothing to add! You are so right 🙂

    Jabeen Waheed
    March 20, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    So inspiring!
    Jabeen x

    March 20, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    I think its great that you inspire so many people. Just remember you are only 21.

    March 20, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    Honestly, if it is meant to happen, it’s going to happen, whether you are settled donw or on the road! I once read a quote that was along the lines of “Don’t sit around waiting for the love of your life. Do what you love, and the rest will fall into place.”. So keep on doing what you love girl, and don’t worry about pressure from the outside world 🙂

    March 20, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    I love this post because I find today a lot of my friends (and myself included) focus too much on our relationship status! Not everyone gets married or has kids and that’s okay. I just need to keep reminding myself. Thanks for this!


    March 20, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    Dear Brooke, you cannot imagine how inspirational your blog and your posts have been for me. I just have one question that I’d like to ask you.. Do you ever feel lonely in your trips? Given that you travel alone all the time around the world you just have to rely on yourself for everything and be with yourself all the time. I really want to travel the world alone.. my fear is the loneliness aspect. Do you ever meet other people in your travels that you spend time with?

    Lots of love

    Uros @ Discover Slovenia
    March 20, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    I totally agree. Be you. Do what you love. Do what makes you happy and fulfilled and gives you life to do it again and again.

    March 20, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    thanks so much for this Brooke, your perspective is unbelievably refreshing! you offer us readers so much more than top 10 lists and wanderlust, keep up the great work dear! 🙂

    Anup Roy
    March 20, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    wow that’s awesome post. I read your post and like it.

    Susan the farm quilter
    March 20, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    For someone so young, you certainly have figured out the most important thing in life – do what makes you happy and fulfilled! Life is too short to do anything else!!! Travel on, Brooke!!!

    Kiara King
    March 20, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    What a wonderful post! One of my best friends came back from six months in South East Asia last year, and it truly felt like I had to get to know her again. She was the same wonderful person, but she had grown so much. I never thought she’d settle down again, but alas she (kind of) has. She now has a long term boyfriend, travels constantly and has an amazing career. I think that time away made her realise what’s important and she became a better person for it.

    All the best with your travels!

    March 20, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    This is quite possibly my favourite WOW post so far – probably because of it’s honesty and that it resonates with me a lot. I think it’s only natural to question these things. As our generation and interactions become more and more culturally hybrid, it’s easy to feel transient sometimes – so changed and removed from what is “home” and all the things it symbolizes.

    It’s also a strange thing to reconcile against the support system that is still home. Ultimately, though, I believe that pursuing happiness, in all it’s forms (whether it’s travel, living out a purpose-filled life etc.) is what aligns us with the kinds of people we can build lasting relationships with…in whatever form life brings them in 🙂

    “Tell me where you want to go, and I’ll tell you what you’re becoming”.

    Michelle | Lights Camera Travel
    March 20, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    Another lovely post! I love your tips and tricks posts but especially the ones where you open your heart to your readers. I am just a few years older than you (okay I’m 29) and I have come to believe these things (by things, I mean love) just happen when they happen. And to embrace it when it does. Until then… keep having the time of your life!! Mxx

    Adelaide Haynes
    March 20, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    AMEN! I 100% agree! I have so many goals and dreams out there, how can I commit to someone when I haven’t explored all of them?! I have so many things I want to achieve, people to meet, places to go and I can’t do that sitting still in one place! I just try to focus on what makes me happy and alive and go with it. If a guy happens to fall into those categories then sure, but I’ll never put my dreams on the line for the sake of some romance.
    Such a refreshing post!

    March 20, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    <3 <3 <3 this !!!!

    Jennifer Stevens | Adventurous Appetite
    March 20, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    I love this post and identify with it so much. I’ve been living abroad for 5 years, and now that I’m in my 30’s, people are constantly asking when I’ll “settle down.” This has to be THE WORST expression ever invented. Why does it seem to make others anxious if we are happy being alone? No more ranting. 😉 Thanks for the great entry. xo

    March 20, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    This is so perfect! For so long I felt like the weird one not wanting to settle down with a boyfriend and buy a house and spent from the ages of 18 to 26 travelling when I could and eventually living overseas to follow my dreams. Keep travelling, growing and most of all, following your bliss!

    March 20, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    This post speaks to me on so many levels! I’ve never gone all-in with full-time travel, but I also haven’t stayed in the same place for longer than two years (usually less) since I graduated high school. The more I explore, the more I learn about myself, which is definitely my number one priority right now!

    March 20, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    This was such an amazing post to read. Now is definitely the time to be doing what you’re doing, there is so much time after for settling down, if that’s what you want. x

    March 20, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    Love everything about this post. The start of the new year got me think get how unhappy I am at home. Australia in amazingly gorgeous and has been home most my life but it’s not where my heart was . That’s why I booked a one way ticket to Bosnia, got a volunteer job that will allow me to stay there for a while and travel/blog on days off to visit more of Bosnia and more of Europe. If I didn’t have my cats (I love them so much but they make moving long term so hard) I’d move in a heartbeat. And not stay in one place too long. For now ill take this first solo trip as a life changing experience to discover who I am and where I belong.

    March 20, 2015 at 11:44 am

    I want to travel but I want a relationship too! Seeing as I spend more time at home that I do traveling I also try to make home as inviting as possible. So many things to balance! But you’re right, above all happiness is key.

    Silly Medley: Lifestyle and Travel

    March 20, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Love this article. I can picture you sitting at the table with friends chatting about this topic. Difference is what makes us unique, what makes traveling as interesting and meaningful as it is and I feel we realize this so much more when we find ourselves somewhere else in the world, in places that are so much different from us.


    Izy Berry
    March 20, 2015 at 10:53 am

    I felt the same when I first set off traveling, but for me, as I got older, it changed. Now I want it all: the travel, the boyfriend and the home to return to. I have it too! 🙂 I found it was a bit hard going against the grain, against what all my peers were doing and what I thought I should be doing, but the rewards have been indescribable.

    March 20, 2015 at 10:46 am

    Now that’s a great, great post! One of my favorites from you. I love reading personal stuff about the writer, it makes your blog feel so much more real and brings you closer to the like-minded people. 🙂

    March 20, 2015 at 10:42 am

    I loved this post. Thank you. 🙂

    March 20, 2015 at 10:40 am

    I really enjoyed this post. My life is very different from yours, but I enjoy that. I thought it was funny how two weeks “made your feet itch” to go somewhere new, where I know after two weeks my feet would be itching too… to go home! Ha!
    Thanks for being unabashedly you, because thats inspiring. Happy Travels!

    March 20, 2015 at 10:06 am

    Such a brilliant and honest post. Loved reading this!! That final sentence was the cherry on top too – “Above all, embrace and chase what makes you happy.” I think that’sadvice everyone should be following. Happiness is key 🙂