Fed up with my life, I quit my job as a teacher to be what most people only dream of…an adventurer! It paid off. I now live a nomadic existence travelling from one adventure to the next – going on expeditions, carrying out conservation work and searching for cool new things to experience along the way. This is now my job!
When I look at the adventure scene I see privilege, rugged men with big beards and medal winners… this is not me! I couldn’t feel any less like an adventurer if I tried.
I was born in Basingstoke, a town famed for roundabouts, to a very un-outdoorsy family. I went to school in ‘the rough end of town’ and struggled to succeed in anything. Too clumsy for sport, too dyslexic for grades and too different for popularity. Yet here I am an ‘Ordinary’ adventurer privileged to do extraordinary things all the time.
The end of the year crept up so quickly that I have spent most of this month working out what I actually want to do next year. It feels like quite a significant year (I’ll go into more detail why in a separate blog) so I really wanted to make sure I did it right and...read more
I read through my 2016 Summary and goals a few times and found it an odd experience. I was such a different person at a completely different place in life back then. That was written by ‘Bex’ the trainee teacher from London who recently completed this mad hike in...read more
In Part 1 of top social media tips and how to get more followers, I covered the basic principles of social media and the golden rules you should follow. Now I want to get into the nitty-gritty of the platforms I use and to cover the what, when and how. Most of my...read more