Birmingham, UK


Hi my name is Grace and I couldn't care less about snazzy job titles, popping out a couple kids, and settling down in the suburbs. In fact the thought of striving to achieve these traditional life goals makes me feel very uneasy. That's not to say that I can't see some value in doing things "the old fashioned way", but it's not the life for me!

Ever since I can remember all that I've wanted to do is see the world. My bucket list consist's of visiting elephant sanctuaries in Thailand, hiking Mount Kilimanjaro, and chucking tomatoes at strangers at La Tomatina Festival in Spain. But climbing the corporate ladder? No thanks!

A selfie of Grace holding a glass of beer at a rooftop bar. Behind her the city of Split, Croatia can be seen. The sun is setting.
Sipping bevs at a rooftop bar in Split, Croatia. It's what I do best.

I honestly don't give a shit about having a career, as long as I have enough money to live and have fun. Having an enjoyable life will forever be my priority and I just don't see how a fancy job role could contribute to that. In fact I can only think of a few jobs that I would consider 'fulfilling', and let's be honest, the traditional folk wouldn't consider those 'real jobs' anyway. 

And don't get me started on the bog standard family unit. I barely know what I want, how on earth would I be able to understand the needs of a child. Beside that, I'm not willing to give up the time and money to raise someone in a world like this. It's a no from me. 

What about owning a home? Eh, i mean one day maybe. Housing is SO unattainable for young people right now, especially young single people, so I'm spending my deposit on seeing the world and making memories. Now this isn't a decision I've taken lightly, I've been saving for a house deposit since I was 18 so seeing it slowly deplete recently was actually kind of painful. Will I regret spending this money in a few years? Honestly I'm not sure, but like they say 'money returns, time does not'.

Looking down of the city of Split. The orange tilled rooftop houses can be seen all the way to the ocean.
Nothing makes me happier than a sunset and a good view.

Sometimes I wish I was content with a normal life. But life is too short to live it ticking boxes. The world is out there and I'm ready to see it!

People keep calling me brave. Since I made the announcement that I'm leaving to find a new life in Australia I've been called brave so many times but I don't feel it. Sure I'm nervous about a lot of things, I mean moving across the world would make anyone nervous but brave? I don't know.

Getting a mortgage, having kids, and living your whole life in one city? Now that is brave to me! To be so sure that is the life you want forever? That scares the shit out of me! If it all goes tits up while I'm travelling I can just come home, no problems! Does that make me weird? If it does, I don't want to be right!



Do you have itchy feet like me? Maybe a working holiday in Aus could help you scratch that! 

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