Where do I start, it should be the easiest thing to write about. However, I find myself wondering do I start with the traditional my name is or something less traditional like… My favourite colour is Yellow, I am all about sunshine, rainbows and happiness. I am ready to get out of my comfort zone, out of this safety bubble that I have been blessed growing up and leave behind my so call life. Well, not quite that dramatic however I would be taking part in an experience that I am both excited and slightly nervous about. Why am I doing this? Well, it is simply a dream of mine and soon to be a reality.
My name is Molly and I was born in Burma (Myanmar) and my family moved to the UK in the early 90s. My childhood was filled with happy memories of laughter, joy and happiness shared with my family and friends. I remember fishing in the Inlay lakes, climbing trees when playing hide and seek with my brothers and I was very privileged to grow up in a very close knit family and community.
I have been living in the UK for the past twenty years and it has taken me a very long time to finally fall in love with this place I now call home in London. The cold winters is still something that I can never get used to as my early childhood was spent basking in the glorious Sun. However seeing the beauty of four seasons in the UK, I am reminded again of how much I have in my life to be grateful for.
I am looking forward to seeing the world and discovering more about who I am what I want to do with my life.
Why am I taking this RTW, well, I can honestly say it has been a long time in the making. I remember having endless conversations with uni mates about backpacking when I finished my degree. My original plan was to go backpacking to Australia, New Zealand and to South America for 18 months as soon as I have gained my degree. That was 12 years back. My plans did not have substance. I was lacking in following through with my dreams. ‘Action speaks louder than words’ so the saying goes and the dream of travelling slowly and quietly drifted away but never out of my mind.
Fast forward a decade, I feel that I have not been able to move on with my life. I’m still wondering if it is too late? In the past, the thought and time for travelling was never right whether it was due to self procrastination or family issues, and my conclusion now is that the time will never be right! Life has taught me that. You have to Just do it! Thus begins our new journey.
I have been reading travel blogs, books and articles to ignite my once lost dream. I have been inspired to finally take the plunge. I can not express how important it is for me to do this and without the help of my partner Monty this would still be a dream.