I’m home; what next?

To be honest, the first thing I want to do is run away and head straight back to Africa but that’s not going to happen any time soon so the next best thing will be to write about my trip from beginning to end, this time with photos included, and write some guides about how to overland Africa particularly when it comes to being in a peeing in the bush =)

Writing my journal on the banks of the Zambezi River, Zambia

For everyone that was reading my journey as it was happening, you will know that Africa truly was life-changing. I accepted things in my past and finally found myself; my real self. The person I had been trying to connect with since I lost her at 13 years old. Mentally it was an incredibly hard journey as I faced everything about myself including all the things I didn’t/don’t like (I know, it’s hard to imagine I don’t like myself when I’m just so amazing, right? Lol) but I also realised some amazing things about myself and can finally say: I know now who I am. There aren’t many 25 year olds that can say that and I’m incredibly proud of the journey that I took.  Hopefully now you’ll understand exactly why I picked my websites name…because I’m using travel (and hopefully inspiring others to do the same) to try and…

put my past behind me and begin reclaiming my future! 🙂

So what’s next I hear you ask? Well I’m currently still trying to find my digital feet! After six weeks of being pretty much MIA on the internet front, I’m still getting used to having internet access all the time and yet, I can’t be bothered with it. Ok, correction. It’s not that I can’t be bothered. I’m just struggling to go from 8 hours a day on a truck to 8 hours a day on a computer at work and then coming home to another computer. But fear not my friends, before you know it I’ll be stalking you so much you’ll be taking out restraining orders against me (I believe some may already be in the post haha).

I’ve come back to some great work offers that will hopefully boost my profile and, given that I spent so much time thinking on the truck, have some great new ideas for this place as well as a few other kick-ass ideas that are just so awesome I haven’t even written them down yet (yes people, there are just THAT amazing! haha).

As I previously mentioned in my ‘life goals’ post, I have given myself 2 years to make this place a success which means more Twitter and Facebook followers, more readers and lots more awesomeness (yes, I totally just made that word up). So if you want the opportunity to be part of an amazing ride then I suggest you sit back, buckle up and bring lots of popcorn…(actually, don’t bring popcorn, bring chocolate, bring LOTS of chocolate…and men – the two combined are uh-mazing!)…

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  1. cheering for you toni… goodluck and wishing you success on your plans 🙂

  2. Annette | Bucket List Journey

    Welcome home & I look forward to reading about your African adventures!

  3. Looking forward to seeing those photos! I’ll have to grab a bar of dark chocolate to nibble on while I read the posts to come 😉

  4. Just give me a while and I’ll nip over to NZ to grab some of the All black team to sit and enjoy your posts!! 😀
    Can’t wait to read more… I need to get back into writing… I’ve totally lost my urge to write! :S
    Laters sweetie!

  5. I’ve spent my time since I got back slowly putting together posts on the trip. It’s been a nice way of helping me digest everything I saw, but also keeps me in that traveling mindset.

    Can’t wait to read more!

  6. Mike

    Travel withdraws. I hate them. Only cure? Buy the next ticket out…

  7. Jen

    Wooo! can’t wait girly x

  8. Flip – thank you for the support my friend; wishing YOU all the success in the world for all of your plans too! 🙂

  9. Annette – Thanks hun. I would say that it’s ‘good to be back; but I miss Africa too much haha

  10. HEather – damn you, I want dark chocolate now haha. Nom nom 😉

  11. Kerri – I’ll come with you to NZ; no need to bring him back for me haha. I’m still trying to find my writing urge too sweet; we’ll get there don’t you worry!

  12. Erik – very true! I think looking back through photos and writing about a trip definitely helps you enjoy the memories all over again 🙂

  13. Mike – wherever your next ticket is fot, I’ll join you haha

  14. JEn – thanks sweet; can’t wait to get writing about it either 🙂

  15. Yesssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

  16. Elle – yeah baby; it’s on! 😀

  17. I am glad you had a life-changing experience in Africa. I wish you all the best in your endeavors.