If you have an idea, just go with the flow

When I decided to start writing a blog one of the things that stopped me from beginning straight away was choosing the right name. I spent a lot of time and energy stressing about what would be cool,  catchy and convey exactly what I was all about.


But then I just took action. I sat down and stared writing.

I went on wordpress one day, all of a sudden I had a name for my blog and I was away. I realised that it didnt matter, I just needed something on the table (well maybe not quite anything), and that I could always refine and imrpove from there.

I also struggled with what content I’d like to talk about. Should I post on travel? Challenges? Random thoughts and things that I notice along the way? Is it going to be a mish mash of things that whir through my mind? Probably!

However now that I have gained some momentum, sharing my thoughts is not as hard as i’d thought it was going to be, and the simple act of writing provides clarity and organisation.

Coming from a person who felt so overwhelmed that she never really had the time to sit down and think, to a girl who sets aside time everyday for conscious thought, is amazing.

That first step is the hardest and now that I have begun my journey I can see more clearly that it was simply indecision that was holding me back and making my mind feel like chicken soup.

So don’t worry about what anyone else thinks, just set time aside to sit down and write, and do it for you 🙂

Throwing caution to the wind (most of the time)

I’m rapidly learning that the best adventures often begin when you are afraid of something. That unsure footing, a lingering doubt that you are making the right move often clouds you from making exactly the right decision – any decision at all!
Throwing caution to the wind has lead me to awesome experiences from driving a bici taxi in Cuba to an impulsive decision to end up on the “wrong” bus to San Ingancio. I’ve made some great friends along the way, and the adventure has only just begun.

Be open to people as most are keen to be helpful and friendly – in any population it’s really only a very very small percentage that you need to be careful of their motives. The fear brainwashed into us by the “stranger danger” campaign when we were small can have life long consequences and we miss out on bringing some great people into our lives.
I’m not saying to be completely carefree – there are some things which one just shouldn’t risk (such as being blind drunk as a single girl on their own in a sketchy place) but taking the risks into account be free to follow your heart. A gut feeling is often the way to go!
So trust me, if you have a feeling that you want to do something just make the decision to let go and do it – the rest will follow 🙂 at the end of the day, you can almost always land back exactly where you were.