Entering 2017 with less.

Minimalism. Something i’ve always had an interest in, but never really attempted because I never thought I’d be able to commit to it. However I think im actually going to try this year.

As it is Christmas time, or just gone, I have realised this year that im okay with not getting much. This is new to me because even though it’s embarrassing to admit, I would always get annoyed or angry when I didn’t get what I wanted or, a lot of things for Christmas. I turn twenty years old in May and in my second year of university I have really come to terms with adulthood and especially the financial side. Transitioning from a teenager to an adult is probably one of the hardest points of your life, especially financially. However even though iv obviously picked up on this throughout my first couple “adult” years, I have chosen to ignore it in a way and continue to..

“spend money I don’t have on things I dont need.”

I recently watched a documentary on Netflix called Minimalism: A documentary about the important things. I really recommend it to everyone! It really re-woke my inspiration to give it a try. Now I cannot see myself all of a sudden throwing everything away and wearing the same outfit everyday, but I can see myself slowly clearing out the things in my life that are no use to me. I think I will make videos documenting my progress and upload them to Youtube. I will probably start this in February as I will be spending all of my January hours on Uni work, unfortunately.

I am really excited to start this journey and share my experiences. Please stick around if you would like to read more about minimalism.

-Alisha x

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Travelling update and EU “crisis”

So the results came in today for the referendum and I voted to stay in the EU but apparently a lot of people didn’t. Of course I was pretty disappointed and worried but there is nothing I can do about it so its best to try and just make the best of what is going to happen over the next two years.

Anyway I realized that because of this, travelling around Europe is going to be more expensive than ever and so I have decided on something else for the mean time. I am currently looking at trips to Australia to work and explore at the same time. I found the GAP360 trip to down under looked very good and not too pricey either. The trip consists of a week holiday period, making friends and enjoying all sorts of activities and overall just relaxing. Then they help you secure a job and you just go from there really. You can look at the full details here –> Absolute Oz working holiday

I am really motivated to make this happen because I really feel like a break is needed when all I’ve done is stay in education since I was three years old. If you think about it, you spend nearly half your healthy years in education and I don’t think its really all that healthy. I will still be coming back after the year and finishing my degree but I think it will be a great experience. I am going to try and be more active on my blog and maybe even start creating some YouTube content, but I really want to start making the most of what skill I have this next coming year.

-Please stick around, talk soon.
Alisha x