About Me

Hello, This is my about me section, if you want to know a little bit more about me then keep reading, if not then go explore some of my posts 🙂

So you want to know a little bit more about me?

Well as you now know my name is Sami, I am 27 and decided that I would pack my life away and go see and experience what the world has to offer.

So far I have been living the backpacker life for 2 years, but I already have done so much more than I ever thought I would do and I have to say I have absolutely no plans on going back to a normal life after taking the plunge into the travelling lifestyle.

It wasn’t always this way, for a long time I was a very angry just about everything really, my life wasn’t seeming to go to plan and I suffered with depression and anxiety for a very long time, just one thing after another seemed to happen and it got me down so much that I even attempted suicide. – don’t worry it gets less depressing.

It wasn’t until I think my 25th birthday that it seemed like I suddenly woke up one day and realised that I was causing most of these problems in my life, I was the one who kept looking at life in a glass half empty kind of way and I was the one that pushed my family and friends away by telling myself they didn’t care etc.

So I remember waking up this one morning after crying over an ex-boyfriend the night before and decided that that was it!

NO MORE!!

I was going to be happy and I was going to love people especially myself, I was wasting my life, my one opportunity to make the most out of this life being miserable and what for? To be even more miserable about being miserable? Why not start feeling happy about all the good things instead? So that’s what I did, and it didn’t take long for everything else start getting better too, I had a great relationship with my family and with my friends and I was loving life but something was still missing….

I was working in an office job at the time and I used to sit next to a massive window where I would look outside when the sun was shining and think to myself why am I not outside enjoying the sun and doing more exciting things with my life, It didn’t take long for me to start thinking about travelling and thinking about how short life really is and how much of that time I have already wasted.

One thing led to another and I decided to get myself a visa for Australia first as I was getting older and I can only go to Australia or New Zealand before I’m 30 so I Mayas well start there. Before I knew it my visa was granted and I was selling all my stuff getting ready to leave all the people I loved.

And here we are now…..I’m around a year in and I am loving my life.

Everyday has something different to offer and I never know where I’m going to be one month to the next, I’m ticking items off my bucket list and I don’t want to stop until I have ticked everything off.

I have learnt more about myself in the past year of travelling than I did in the whole 26 years before leaving and I know how cliché it sounds to go travelling to find yourself but it’s a cliché for a reason right? And I know there is still so much more to learn and to overcome.

Its so nice to look back at the girl who suffered greatly with social anxiety and depression and think how far I have come since then and know that I will continue improving on my insecurity's and get to see the world while I do it, its such a nice feeling to know that this is my life now and I am so happy and proud of myself that I actually managed to get myself on the plane!

Anyway that’s a little bit about me, if you want to know anything else then feel free to ask, I am a very open person and dont mind at all answering questions about depression etc. it needs to be spoken about more and if I can help anyone overcome any of their fears then that’s great.

So that’s all for now, if you want to have a look at my bucket list then [Click Here]

Or take a look at the places I have been so far – [Click Here]

WE TRAVEL not to escape life BUT FOR LIFE not to escape us

One Reply to “About Me”

  1. Wow what an incredible story. I love to travel but am still under the influence of “the powers above” (family, job etc..) & also fear. I do travel solo a lot to countries like Germany & Spain & dream about running away & rebuilding my life & being happy (such a distant concept as I type this after crying under a table for the umpteenth time). The sun is shining today in Scotland maybe it’s time to look east.

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