It’s Anna at your service (though I’m sure you could have guessed from the blog name!) and I am more than happy you here right now! Thank you so much for taking the time to read this blog post! Welcome!!
A bit about me:
Female, age 18 (until July 27th 2019). At this current moment in time, I am coming to the end of the most incredible gap year. In Summer of 2018 I sat my dreaded A level exams, studying chemistry, maths and biology ( reassurance to anyone going through the horrors at the moment; it will be over soon! I promise! There is light on the other side!!). In my opinion, anyone that willingly wants to go straight back into academic study after that is a little bit cray cray… thus, I decided to embark on the the most amazing year of my life so far. Before we get into the good stuff, I think a bit of a reality check is necessary. Though I have had an incredible year, I assure you it’s certainly not all sunshine and rainbows! I’ve faced many challenges along the bumpy road of life so far – one of my incentives to take this year out and really focus of myself and my happiness. Constantly, life is throwing challenges and it’s through these experiences that I feel you best learn about yourself and what’s necessary for you to cope with everything because there sure is a lot to deal with!
Back to story time, the first 6 months of my year took off slightly on the slow side… working full time at M&S. Don’t get me wrong, I actually really enjoyed working there. My workmates were great fun and there is something oddly satisfying about going round with a reducing machine; made me feel like a kid again with stickers! Though, I do have to admit, the 6am starts through a bitter winter were definitely a test of my strength. That time really did fly by though, and before I know it I was jetting off to Sri Lanka!
Ah, Sri Lanka! Honestly paradise. I won’t go into too much detail as I’m sure I will write more on the subject at a later date but this country (same as all the others I visited on my trip haha) will always hold a special place in my heart (please excuse the cringe blehhh)! So I was here for about 3 weeks; for the first 2, I was travelling around the country on an organised tour with a company called Intro travel (they were honestly incredible; highly highly recommend), then spent the last week alone, on the south coast – lots of time practising yoga!
Next was Thailand for a month, which again was with an organised tour. I throughly enjoyed the experience, though this company really didn’t hold a candle to Intro Travel. Following Thailand was a very enjoyable week in Singapore with my beloved Madre. We had a wonderful wonderful time, though after my previous living in Sri Lanka and Thailand, I actually felt like royalty, living a life of complete luxury! Singapore is a really incredible, really clean, really futuristic place! Very very cool. Following Singapore, was my final destination: Bali. Bali Bali Bali. I honestly can’t begin to describe how much I loved Bali. Smiley people, gorgeous scenery, amazing amazing amazing food! I can assure you, I will be returning here! I was in Bali for about 3 weeks – again, the first 2 I went round the island with an organised tour (a very special thanks to ‘Intro travel’ again for a wonderful time), then the last week I spent in Ubud, more yoga 🙂 and generally just chilling out before jetting back to England.
Once back in England, I was diagnosed with the travelling bug… After catching up with my family and friends, I was ready to set off again and booked my ticket to Valenica, Spain (aka, now one of my favourite cities in the whole wide world). I lived here for only a month and attended Taronja language school. I think I am safe to say that spending the month living there was one my best decisions yet. I fell in love with life there. The people, the city, the language, the culture. The whole experience was truly irreplaceable and I am so so grateful for all the amazing memories I will treasure forever.
That brings us to now! Currently, I’m sat at home, writing my first ever blog post, of hopefully many many more! At the top of my to-do list: find a job 😦
I have enormous love for my family and best friends. I’m interested in Nutrition and healthy eating, yoga, travel (duh) and passionate about living happy 🙂
I want to use this blog as a place to share my passions with you all and I hope you can benefit from reading!
Lots of love,