Throughout this blog, I’m aiming to talk about a number of different topics, that relate to me.
From passions and my experiences with life and lifestyle, to talking more about mental health, depression and anxiety, and the important stages of recovery that I am going through.
I want to write more blog articles about my town of Bishop Auckland, I want to remind people of what we have on our doorstep, whilst continuing to discuss all the new developments that will be a welcome addition to the town in the next couple of years.
But within this blog I want to talk about travel too, or more in this case travelling.
As we know the world is a very big place and there are so many wonderful countries to explore.
There’s no secret with me, that due to my current life events, after being diagnosed with depression my life has taken a different turn.
It’s been a hugely difficult, frustrating and challenging last 6 months, and one that has changed me, strengthened me, and ultimately has made me face up to who I really am.
I no longer see the world as this dark place, where I simply get by, going from A to B and repeating day after day, on the hope that something miraculous changes, and re-plots my life back on the course I always dreamt and hoped for.
As difficult as it has been, decisions have been made about my future, decisions I’ve taken lots of time out to think about, but I’ve known since the turn of this year that they would have a possibility of happening, and so they have proved they have.
My next step as mentioned in my introduction post, is to sell up.
Not the easiest decision in the world to make, but with all my decision making in the last 6 months, it’s the right decision for me, and that’s important.
Always make these decisions on what you feel is right for you, and I’ve not let myself down thus far.
So what happens next?
Again so many parameters may change in the upcoming weeks and months, selling the house is the right call for me, no matter what happens.
It offers a new start, whether that is in Bishop Auckland or on a temporary basis anywhere in the world.
It may come as a surprise to some, but if I had choices, I wouldn’t be going anywhere, Bishop Auckland is my home, and it always will be.
So travelling? Where do I fancy?
Everyone has a list don’t they?
The cities and countries they’ve been too and loved, to the places that they’ve always wanted to go to but have never got round to going.
I like you, I’m absolutely no different, the city that stands out for me out of everywhere that I’ve managed to travel too, and there has been a few.
Is none other than Melbourne, Australia 🇦🇺
Ever since visiting this city 7 years ago, it captured my heart, and it has held it, for me Melbourne has everything you could ever wish for from a city, so of course it will be high on my list to return.
But it won’t be the first one.
The country, or more so countries that really appeal to me is Scandinavia.
It’s my intention to explore more of the world and write and record my experiences in visiting each place.
Giving a fresh insight, witnessing and experiencing it from my own eyes and capturing my audiences attention to hopefully inspire you to go too.
The world is full of potential and needs to be seen and not just read about.