I began 2019 with the intention of embracing the mantra ‘balance’. It’s something that I preach to my clients, but rarely implement in my own life. While unapparent to most, the daily grind and stress of an office job is still ever-present in running my business. I’ve begun to learn that time is in fact our most valuable resource.
In the past 12 months I’ve spent 128 days travelling overseas- taking 41 flights to 14 countries, on 6 continents, and staying in 45 different hotels/ships/dorms/airbnbs. Back in Australia, I’ve been running a business with 7 staff, edited a bi-annual travel magazine, self-published 5 photo books, and held a photography exhibition interstate. I’ve managed to keep a relationship, a dog, and a handful of friendships alive. The same can’t be said for my herb garden.
I’d like to say that it was a busy year, but this has become standard for me.
“Ha!!! What a life! I wish I had your job!”
It is true. I have an amazing job. I get to develop and share unforgettable travel experiences with people around the world, in places that I actually want to visit. My passion for photography happens to fit perfectly with the job.
“Hahaha, do you ever work?”
Over the past decade, my job and my life have become so deeply intertwined, that I’ve given up on trying to distinguish between the two. My family, girlfriend and dog are involved in the business. My travel, dreams and home are occupied by my work. Needless to say, travel is my life.
In an attempt to make time for myself and follow my personal dreams, I’m packing up my things, moving into a motor-home and travelling around Australia. I’ll be running the business from the road and pausing the circumnavigation of Australia to make overseas work trips.
Yes, I hear you. WTF?!
I’m hereby undertaking to write a blog. Part travel blog, part business blog, part photo journal, but mainly a personal journey through the life of someone “living the dream”. I’ll probably write the odd post with top 10 lists and travel recommendations, but this blog will focus on my journey around Australia and the world while attempting to find time for myself.
I hope you enjoy sharing this journey with me.