I’m an Aussie who worked in professional communications/marketing roles for eight years in Australia. Then, one day I decided to buy a ticket to the other side of the world to travel and teach English as a second language. It was that spontaneous (after months of ‘what if’ discussions with my bestie).
That was back in 2014. In March 2015 we headed off together with our backpacks full of essentials, are hearts full of adventure and no plan whatsoever. With a little travel under my belt and a my TESOL qualification (and a wee bit of “What on Earth am I doing!?”), I went off to explore more of the world.
I was sick of working a 9am-5pm office job just to pay bills (Ahem, yeah right. Does anyone ever actually do just 9-5?). To me, it seems like a boring way to spend the next five decades of my life.
I was also fed up with the fickle weather of my home city, Melbourne. I adore Melbourne but I crave sunny days where I don’t need to wear three layers of clothing in summer (just in case the weather decides to change its mind 10 minutes after I walk out the door!).
So, I left to explore the world.
What’s happened since? Well, my bestie and I spent three wonderful months travelling through South America where we visited some incredible places and met some amazing people. I don’t regret a single second. Best decision I ever made.
After travelling for three months we decided to settle in Santiago, Chile. Since then, I’ve called Chile home. It wasn’t expected but it was the start of my next adventure.
Here on my blog I happily share my experiences with you – the good, bad and the ugly.
Oh, and I also wrote a book. You can buy the Digital Nomads Guide to Santiago on Amazon for only USD3.90.