The Cat’s Out The Bag

There’s something about being in a pandemic that pushes us to make rash choices. Pursuing a new idea or dream that is completely out of the blue, much like how I came to creating this blog. I’d like to consider myself as an adventurous type of person, constantly having something different to work towards and always putting myself forward for new beginnings and ideas.

So it’s with great pleasure that I can announce my latest new adventure will be moving to Australia. WILD.

This is obviously as soon as I am able to with everything currently being on hold, thanks Corona. All it took was one FaceTime call from my cousin who currently lives in Perth to convince me that I should venture down under.

I had hoped to go travelling after completing my university degree some 3-4 years ago, but I constantly found myself in a rut. I finally made some form of commitment at the start of 2019 and booked my first flight, fast forward to March and I’d landed a job opportunity I couldn’t turn down. So this new adventure of mine turned into a one week holiday and I was fine with this, it happens to lots of people and I would just be another.

Now I find myself in a position with nothing to lose. I had applied for jobs abroad fairly recently in the past including a teaching role in China, which bizarrely I was accepted and then offered more money upon declining. It was never the right fit for me, and I didn’t want to be stuck in some role I was never 100% comfortable in.

Speaking to my cousin, I said that it would make a lot of sense, I’m currently doing bar work but why settle for some shite town in Kent, when I can work in a bar anywhere in the world? Why am I trying to learn as much as I can about wine when I can literally go and work at a vineyard?

In the end, it was a clear choice. My working holiday VISA has been applied for and if it gets rejected/results in being a waste of £200, I’ll just take another shot at it. It’s a small amount of money even with flights and the potential £1000 quarantine hotel fees, to get a new start.

My new adventure awaits, it’s time to start living.

Published by Chandler Waller

24-year-old boxing writer and blogger. Putting my thoughts out there daily. Check out fight post.co.uk for my interviews.

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