So on the 30th March 2017, I started on my BB Adventures. I am now intentionally homeless having sold my home and most of my belongings (thanks Mum for storing the rest). Originally, I had come up with a ‘brilliant idea’ to shed my belongings down to a carry on backpack but embroidery scissors was the sticking point. Now I very grateful for those embroidery scissors because well I don’t know how I would have been able to fit all my craft supplies and warm clothes into one bag. In fact, I am still trying to work out how I can squeeze ugg boots in???
The big plan for BB Adventures was and still is to slow travel around the world. I have 12 months off from work at this stage but fingers crossed if I work hard and with a whole lot of luck, I can make this travel thing a permanent gig. I really, really want to establish a creative business that makes enough money to sustain my travels. Luckily I have some savings and for the next 12 months I will be receiving a fortnightly wage from work but at a half pay rate.
**This is me on the right and lovely Kat who I share an office with on my last day of work. Kat organised a lovely send off with streamers and giant pom poms**
After dreaming about BB Adventures for such a long time (nearly 7 years in total) it was pretty scary when a settlement date kicked it into action. I always thought I was a non-planner, a ‘fly by you seat’ kind of person. However, the prospect of no home, having given leave from work and the reality that if I didn’t start to organize something my BB Adventures would be staying with Mum (love ya Mum!) for the next 12 months, brought out the hidden planner in me.