Oh hi there..
I don’t know how you stumbled into here but welcome..stay a while. My name is David (apparently my parents just looked up the top ten most popular names when deciding) and I am a 23 years old. I don’t quite know how I got to 23. I just kind of blinked and suddenly I wasn’t a teenager anymore.
I was born and raised in a small village in Wales, the little country in the UK (no its not in or near to London). I am lucky enough to have parents that love to go on holiday and see the world. This meant I saw so many amazing places as a child/teenager. Sadly I was the moody, unbearable type of youth and so usually spent my time in every place complaining. Despite that I still caught the travel bug, travelling solo to Africa and the US.
I’ve always been fascinated with what the world has to offer. All the experiences and incredible places hidden around the planet. I have spent an unhealthy amount of hours re-watching David Attenborough documentaries in complete awe.
Sadly, rather than currently writing this in a hammock on a South African beach, I am instead shivering in my dressing gown under the miserable clouds of Great Britain. Don’t get me wrong, the UK is great in its own right and I’m not feeling too sorry for myself. It’s just not quite where I want to be, but thats fine, I’m working on that.
I am currently in the pits of the post university blues. Its been a total of 7 whole months since I graduated and it still doesn’t quite feel real. Am I supposed to be an adult now? Should I start thinking about mortgages? Are taxes something I should understand?
Honestly, all I have realised about all that life stuff is that I am not ready to deal with it yet. I need more adventure and uncertainty in my life. I need to see more of the world before I can feel ready and content with being a fully fledged adult and thats ok.
The saving and planning has officially begun and I am going to get more stamps on my passport. Whats even better is I’m going to be doing it with my favourite person too. Every other trip I’ve taken (stay tuned for posts on them) have been solo and I’m ready to share new experiences with someone else.
So here I am. Writing my first blog post, unsure but excited to see where I will go from here. This blog is going to be a collection of my memories and thoughts, good or bad, from my travels around the globe. Being able to look back on all of them as well as sharing with likeminded, nosey people like yourself (thats a compliment..I promise) will be kind of cool right?
I plan on being honest about the way I save, the struggles and the highs of trying to see as much as I possibly can. I want to look back and remember every aspect of what it took. Remember that time I was working 50 hours a week to boost funds and then the results of it all. Exploring new things in places I didn’t even know existed.
I already have a little list building up of future posts and I’m excited to share. Hopefully you will be excited to hear about them. Leave me comments of any posts you think would be interesting and any constructive feedback would be great. I promise my other posts are going to feature a lot more pictures and exciting stories. This is me just dropping in to say hi.
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