It’s been just over a year since my last blog post and a ridiculous number of things have changed since then.
As you may or may not know, I went travelling for 6 months. It was a bloody amazing experience and I would highly recommend that everyone should try and travel in some capacity!
Even though I loved travelling, I was very excited to arrive home after such a long time away. The first night back we had a meal with my family. As you can imagine, it was hard to squeeze in all the great stories that I had and I just enjoyed seeing everyone again.
Unfortunately, the day after I had arrived home my uncle passed away. I was absolutely devastated. In his early 30’s, my uncle died suddenly from an undiscovered heart condition. The hardest thing about this for me, was the shock of the unexpected. It’s extremely difficult to process something that has never crossed your mind. As morbid as it sounds, old people are expected to die.
It’s been nearly a year and if I’m being honest, I still haven’t accepted that he’s not here anymore. It’s funny how you can go to someone’s funeral and still not believe they are gone.
The strange thing was that we had actually decided to come home earlier than expected from travelling due to me and Adam both receiving job offers we couldn’t refuse. Not to be cliché or anything, but I have always believed that everything happens for a reason. If we hadn’t decided to take up those job offers and come home early, I wouldn’t have seen my uncle one last time. For that, I’m so lucky and grateful.
Anyway, onto more positive things!
I started my new position of Events & Sales Manager at a brewery in Leeds. Slightly terrifying that I was taking over just as wedding season began. However, things seemed to go well and I didn’t even have to deal with too many bridezillas.
However, things changed in September when I was lucky enough to visit Iceland. Me and Adam hired a camper van and spent 10 amazing days driving around the whole country. Iceland officially became my new favourite place. I loved everything about it from the geothermal hot springs to the remaining belief the country still has in elves and trolls.
Annoyingly, I didn’t write a blog post about our adventures in Iceland, however I will take this opportunity to show you some of our pictures (basically just me with various cute Icelandic backgrounds, you’re welcome).
Another thing that death does, is make you appreciate your own life. I realised that I’m not ready to settle into a ‘proper’ job and start an ‘adult’ life. I want to explore and discover.
So, from this trip came a dream. I wanted to move to Iceland. And here we are.
Today me and Adam are officially leaving to try and move to Iceland. We have quit our jobs, booked an Air Bnb for three weeks in Reykjavik and have started applying for jobs.
We are extremely lucky to be able to even attempt to do this and I do not take this for granted. Let’s just hope brexit doesn’t fuck it up aye!
That’s my year in a nutshell. Let’s see how this adventure goes, you never know, we might be back in England after three weeks.
Wish me luck!