Well hello there! For those of you who follow me on Instagram and Twitter, if you don’t I’ll leave a very obvious hint here and here, I’m travelling around South East Asia, with my first stop being Thailand. Just last week I found myself in South Thailand where they have more beaches than people (maybe a slight exaggeration), palm trees for days and more views than your Instagram feed can keep up with.
It isn’t sun all day everyday as some of you might expect, it’s actually rainy season, but because of my graduation being in November, myself along with two of my close friends Jack and Hollie are travelling now until September. Rain aside, it’s a beautiful place and I’ve been loving discovering new places. We were island hopping around the south for a little over two weeks and in the second week, I don’t think I’ve had so many mixed emotions in a short space of time.
From receiving my degree results from Bournemouth – and passing hurrah – to receiving the sad news that my granddad sadly passed away. The two events came in the space of twenty-four hours of each other and it kind of brought me back to reality. Being away from home may of helped a little, always being on the move, but with plans to go and see my granddad in September in Hong Kong, it sucked. A lot. It kind of made my degree rather insignificant and put into perspective what’s important in life.
On the islands there’s not much going on and people that seem to have that day-by-day mentality. They are quite content to simply enjoy their surroundings and get by. Being surrounded by this approach has made me switch off from the pressures I put on myself when I’m at home. So for now and the rest of this trip I’m taking it one day at a time and make the most of everything I can.