My Travel Story

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Lets start with where my life is currently at:

I am currently living in Melbourne, Australia after moving here about 8 months ago with nothing but my suitcase and my keyboard. Yes, you read that correctly. You see, I have this wild 5 year plan to work and live in country after country, so traveling with much else wouldn’t be very practical.

So lets back it up.

Travel is not foreign to me.  I was raised bicultural with deep roots both in Uruguay and the U.S., having had the opportunity to live in both countries as I grew up. Once I got to college, it came as a surprise to absolutely nobody that I began working in the Study Abroad office. This eventually led to my own study abroad experience in the form of an international internship in London.

It was in London that I met some people that truly changed my perspective on every aspect of my life. They opened my eyes to so many new points of view that I came back to the States with a new plan for my life. I knew I needed to travel again.

Later that year, I decided to visit some of the Australian friends I made during my London program. I spent 3 out of my 4 weeks in Brisbane, and just one week in Melbourne. Well, one week was all it took. To put it into perspective: I left Melbourne with a tattoo of bridge in the city and a plan to get a visa and move here.

A few short months later as I began to get ready to graduate with my degree in Music Industry, I sold all of my belongings, found someone to take over my lease for my apartment, said goodbye to everyone and everything I called home, and bought a one way ticket to the city I had only known for 7 days.

Now, lucky for me that I already had an incredible support system waiting for me and a job in the field of experiential education where I get to meet people from all over the globe who end up being life long friends. But all of the experiences that I have had since moving here are things that I couldn’t have imagined in my wildest dreams (both in beautiful and not so wonderful ways). I spent my 22nd birthday back in Brisbane, followed by Byron Bay and finally a solo trip to Ubud, Bali. I’ve met soul mates, formed meaningful connections with so many people, and learned an immense amount about my place in this world. I’ve spoken my truth, listened to others, learned, and changed my views. And its all just the very beginning.

I already have plans to move to Dublin at the end of this year, and continue to travel and experience as much as I can in the following years. I’m hoping that through this blog I can share my stories with you all, and maybe even convince you that your dreams may not be as impossible as you think.

Dream big, be kind, and stay tuned. I promise- there’s always a plot twist xx

 

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