Overcoming OCD Abroad in the Hardest Year of My Life

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Admitting I had a problem wasn’t hard. It had become pretty obvious and bloody annoying. The hard part came about three of four weeks into therapy when I realised these thought patterns and behaviours had been holding me back my whole life.

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Travel & Life Abroad Second Year Lessons

Just as I wrote last October on what I learnt from one year of travel and life abroad, in homage to the end of my UK youth mobility visa, I have again rounded up a second year of reflections for today’s post.

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Running Away for Real

As a kid and a teenager I always daydreamed a lot. My most common fantasy was of running away to create a fantastic new life from the hut in our apple tree. As I got older this fantasy transitioned to moving overseas to travel the world.

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Soul-Searching Through Sintra, Portugal

After a difficult few months and a long winter, escaping to sunny Portugal sounded like the perfect therapy. I started off strong, excited to bask in the sunshine, become acquainted with the people, and indulge in many custard based desserts.

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What I’ve Learnt… One Year of Travel & Life Abroad

Tomorrow (26th October) officially marks the one year anniversary since I departed Auckland International Airport with my friend Emily on an overseas adventure to Japan, then Europe and eventually the United Kingdom, where I now live with my boyfriend David in London. We have done a lot in the last twelve months. Personally, I’ve visited […]

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Overcoming Onsen Anxiety in Tokyo

We’ve just ended a beautiful day in Matsue with another Onsen (natural hot spring) at our hotel. Because of the position of Matsue on the Lake, this is our view every evening. While in Matsue we have visited Matsue Castle, Meimei-an Tea House and also noticed they don’t just cut trees down here when they […]

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Getting My Feet in Japan

It has been a whirlwind of emotions the last three days. I always knew the day would come where I could say “Tomorrow, I’m leaving on my OE”, but when that day actually arrives there are no words, no thoughts, just contentment in waiting. From excitement to depression, anxiety and hopefulness, I can finally rest to […]

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12 Days Until I Leave the Life I Know

I’ve only ever imagined going travelling as a fantastic, mesmerising, wonderous experience, until today, when I came across this slightly disheartening article; 5 Depressing Side Effects No One Tells You About Moving Abroad. Having been a long term traveller herself, Manon De Heus lists a few things she’s experienced from moving overseas; Your loved ones […]

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