From the Beginning

“It’s a dangerous business, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to…”  – JRR Tolkien

Well, 2017 has is not how I expected it to be. I started the year in my lovely rented house in Edinburgh’s West End and a great and comfortable(ish) job in a business that was doing exceptionally well. Having turned 25 in December 2016 I started looking at my life and thinking….

What are you going to do for the next 45 years?


3 weeks later, my bags were packed and I set foot back in my home village 70 miles north towards Dundee, clutching my Master’s Degree acceptance letter nervously waiting for September and classes to start. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d be heading back to University to specialise in a field that I’ve been flirting with ever since I graduated from my Undergraduate degree in 2013 and be leaving an industry I worked in for nearly 8 years.

Chelsea Garden

So here I am… starting my life from zero and I have the whole summer to enjoy myself for the first time in nearly a decade. It’s something people wish they could do but taking a break from work is bloody scary! Living your life at 100 miles per hour, meeting deadlines, taking conference calls and being thrown here and there for training and meetings to just…. nothing. I think the biggest challenge for me was going from speaking to over 100 people a day, meeting strangers and hearing random stories of their adventures and musings to then speaking to only a handful of close friends. It has definitely taking some time to adjust to this new world I have put myself into!


Honestly reader, I should’ve started the blog a while ago. I’ve been procrastinating for God knows how long. I hope to just write my ramblings about what I am up to, places I have been and experiences I have encountered.

I look forward to you coming on this journey with me!

AJ x

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