Hello! It's amazing how somethings can inspire you so much! I have really been thinking, mostly to myself, this weekend about l...

What Inspires You? - Moving forward

Hello!

It's amazing how somethings can inspire you so much!

I have really been thinking, mostly to myself, this weekend about life and where I want to be in such and such years and the same answer keeps cropping up: EVERYWHERE! I've been doing so much fundraising lately, completely forgetting about uni work, and focusing on my trips abroad coming up this year. I am unbelievably excited for them, despite knowing how much work I have left to do before I can get on that plane.

In June I am heading off to the Dominican Republic and so far we have a pretty good idea of what sort of trips and exploring we want to do and trust me, it will be amazing. I can't tell you about them just yet as I'm saving it for another post but I will say that it involves a bit of history, a bit of fitness, and most of all, a lot of adventure! I think it will be my most adventurous holiday yet. That is until I head to Tanzania in August to climb Mount Kilimanjaro! (Please sponsor my climb!) Other than the climb, I have 6 days of independent travel time whilst I'm there and absolutely cannot wait to start properly planning that. I already have a rough idea but need to run it by a few others soon to see if they want to join!

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So yeah, whilst doing some fundraising, particularly public collections, I keep getting asked why I'm doing it and whether or not it hasn't anything to do with my course at uni. My answers are that I have always loved to do my bit for charity since I was a kid and to be able to do something like this is an incredible opportunity which I never believed I would do in my life. Second answer is no. It has absolutely nothing to do with my course. Which makes me wonder. I have enjoyed doing the fundraising and working hard towards being able to fly out to Tanzania and climb the worlds tallest free-standing mountain. My course... not so much. I have had constant ups and downs when it comes to my course. Don't get me wrong, it's a good course and I have been getting mostly firsts so it's not like I'm finding it too difficult or anything (I will add that I have worked my ass off for those grades). But when thinking more and more about it lately, what is it that is keeping me at university. I think I have genuinely come to the conclusion that it's simply so I can say I have been and got a degree, and I'm close to my boyfriend. It does make me worry if that should be the reason but either way, I plan on sticking with it.

Both Edmond and I have been talking a lot about our ideas and plans and we've both decided that as soon as we can, we want to explore the world, take photos, film, blog, edit, etc. That seems to be the current dream. Again, nothing to do with my degree but yanno. I'm not majorly sure where this post is going - I just felt the need to write. When it comes to blogging I want to be able to do what I have always aimed for with this blog - to do more travel posts. Obviously it isn't always possible because I'm not going anywhere but the long term plan is to always write about the world! Until then, I'll continue with the odd post here and there, and try step things up!

Back to the inspiration thing. I have been watching so many travel documentaries, listening to podcasts, reading books and magazines and everything is leading me in that direction. So from now on, you may see little changes here and there towards becoming an official travel blogger, if that is ever possible, but in the meantime I am still me and will still be doing my usual kinds of posts until I can get to that point. It's going to be hard work but right now, I am all for working for it!

What inspires you?

- KC xx