Reality

So I’m back.

The jet-lag has gone.

The sun has gone.

The very limited amount of tan I had is gone.

The novelty of being in my New Job (ish) has worn off.

It’s fair to say that 2 days of recovery and getting straight back to work brought me back down to reality with a thud. If you’ve been keeping up to date, I did publish a brief post about Bali but honestly I just don’t know how to put into words all the things I did. I have a friend writing a blog about all her travels, and honestly, I don’t know how she manages to write about all the things she’s doing, you can read it HERE. She’s travelled Australia, she’s currently making her way around Asia and I know there’s more travel plans to come this year for her. Hopefully I can pick up some tips about how to write about my adventures!

We’re going on an adventure

If you’ve been keeping up with my posts or my Instagram (@cl_elliie), you’ll know that I’m about to go on a new kind of adventure. I have a new job which will be starting at the beginning of July. I can’t help thinking, when’s my next holiday though!

Whilst I’m not convinced back packing is for me, I can’t help wonder what else is out there. Could I do what I did in Bali and just travel hotel to hotel? Potentially. But I would definitely struggle with living out of a back pack and I can see the novelty wearing off very quickly. Maybe that’s just a comfort thing though, I pushed myself out of my comfort zone whilst I was in Bali and actually coped better than I thought I would. Plus, since my parents got divorced, I would pretty much lived out of a bag whenever I went to visit my dad on weekends and it’s only very recently that I’ve had wardrobe space at Josh’s so I’ve become accustomed to bag life.

What Bali taught me was that I probably couldn’t do more than 3 or 4 weeks away. I know that going some where big like Australia would need to be a longish trip though, I can’t make frequent visits there with the amount of things that there are to do.

I was joking with a friend recently about starting the tradition of an annual European trip. Remember when I went to Dublin in January? My friend and I had discussed Budapest as one of the options. She messaged me saying when can we go and I am sooooo ready for that trip to happen – hopefully we don’t have to wait until next January.

Where to next?

We have plans for Josh and I to go to Florida in November 2019 with my auntie and uncle.

I thought Josh and I could always extend our trip a bit and go to one or two other places in America but I don’t think I have enough holiday, at my new job, for that so we’ll have to see. I plan to be there for quite some time so we’ll have to work on small trips, like a weekend in Budapest!

I hope Josh and I can either go away some where last minute later this year or at least away for a long weekend, I really want to go and explore a couple of places within the UK for now. Maybe trips abroad will have to take a back seat whilst I settle into this new role and whilst Josh completes his Level 2 gym instructor and PT course.

More

I’m really interested in exploring some more and going walking or maybe even a bit of trekking. I don’t know where it’s come from but I just feel like I really want to give it a go.

My list of current adventures within the UK that I’d like to try (adventures here might not mean travelling but just trying new things):

  • I want to go to the Lake District
  • I want to visit the New Forest
  • I want to climb Ben Nevis, Snowdon and Scafell Pike
  • I want to surf again
  • I (think) want to do D of E
  • I want to swim again
  • I want to visit Cornwall
  • I want to scrapbook again
  • I want to read more
  • I want to have lots of life adventure (also then I’ll have something to blog about!)
  • I want to write amazing, successful blogs
  • I want to go to Scotland
  • I want to explore Wales

The UK will have to offer thrills until we have the funds and plans to be able to go abroad!

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