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Smiling When Everything Goes Wrong

September 25, 2018

Right before I moved to Australia, I decided I wanted to create a British bucket list of all the things I wanted to do before I left. This list consisted of a Scottish road trip to see Loch Ness, the Isle of Skye, the Hogwarts Express and some reindeers. I wanted to hike Snowdon. I wanted to see the poison garden of Alnwick. I wanted to do a vegan cooking class in the world’s best vegetarian cooking school in Bath. I wanted to do the Harry Potter Warner Brothers tour in London. I wanted to do everything the UK had to offer! I mostly wanted to keep myself busy because my actual life was depressing me immensely. And yet I never got around to doing any of those things.

Why? Well, I was working. I hadn’t earned even a quarter of the amount I originally wanted to for my trip so I spent my last month in the UK hustling by making lattes. Don’t get me wrong, I did end up doing some things on my days off. One of the things I did ended up being an absolute disaster. Continue Reading…