Why I love travelling

3 August 2018

I love travelling. In fact, it’s almost my safety net. Whenever I feel I’m on the verge of an eczema flare up, I look for a destination and book a flight.

Here’s why I love travelling...

Growing up I went to boarding school, where I met most of my closest friends who conveniently live outside the UK. The time zones on my phone represent where they all live and I’m constantly checking what time it is wherever they are in the world. Obviously I see them in person whenever I can, as most of our friendships are maintained through Skype and WhatsApp, but we’re lucky if we meet once a year. Thankfully our friendships remain incredibly strong regardless.

Since leaving boarding school I’ve lived all over the place: Cheltenham, Bicester, Swindon, France and even California. I’ve been living in Lancashire for four years now (yikes that flew by!), but throughout that time I have done lots of commuting to London. I guess you could say I don’t feel fully settled and I am searching for a sense of belonging. Believe it or not, I actually feel most settled when I’m on the go. Essentially if I haven’t a journey planned I almost feel a little trapped.

I’ve come to realise that I’m on the hunt for a sunnier life abroad. One I don’t want to escape from, but where I can finally settle. Don’t get me wrong, I live an incredibly privileged life in England but something in my heart wants change. Now my friends and family are everywhere I don’t think I’ll ever escape the constant planes and trains (I’m not complaining) but a stable base abroad would be SO nice. I love and appreciate England for what it is... the beautiful countryside, the safety, the economy, the buzz of London and the fact it truly is my childhood home. Butttt... the weather gets me down, the drinking culture makes it difficult for me to socialise as it affects my eczema, and I would rather eat an acai bowl over a full English breakfast. I want to find my place and my people that love these things as much as I do too, I want to find my home.

I don’t know where I’ll end up, but it’s so exciting to think about. I loved California and Australia but feel they too far away from my friends and family. I’d love to live by the sea and have a cute beach home one day. Where? Who knows? Maybe you and I will find out in a couple of years. Until then I’ll be jetting off whenever I get the chance, to experience a new way of life and of course, chase the sunshine! After all, my eczema is at a minimum when I’m happy, so why not chase what sets my soul on fire whenever I can?

What about you? Do you love to travel or are you a home bird? If you have any destinations you’d recommend, do let me know!

Lots of love, Camille xx

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