What do you do to overcome a quarter life crisis?
You change everything in one final attempt to find out what you really want to accomplish with your life. In my case I want to see the world, meet as many amazing people as possible and gain new skills to contribute to a long and successful career within some kind of creative industry (at this stage I’m keeping my options open).
So what’s my story? After completing my Bachelor of Broadcasting Communications in (what was) Christchurch, New Zealand. I started my first full time radio job in Hawkes Bay, Wine Country. This place was amazing! If you have a second do some research on Havelock North, can’t be bothered? Well let me paint you a picture: Rich, pretentious, alcoholics. So naturally I fitted in well (apart from the rich and pretentious part).
At first I loved my job and absorbed as much knowledge as I possibly could but as time passed the hours, responsibilities and stress increased while the remuneration remained frozen.
SO what to do next?
First stop London…
I arrived in London in late 2011 with nothing but a busted suitcase. I had never been to a city that size before and really had no idea what I was getting myself into. I lived in a cupboard in order to finance my travels around Europe and luckily for me I managed to see quite a bit.
Two years to the day after my arrival my working visa met its expiry date. So with a broken heart I departed the city I learned to call home and headed back to the Southern Hemisphere to start my new life in Australia’s trendy capital, Melbourne.
Melbourne taught me to appreciate the finer things in life. After struggling with almost every aspect of life in London, Melbourne allowed me to relax. I drank the arguably the world’s best coffee, rediscovered my love for brunch and learned how to survive a real heatwave.
After two years of earning a decent living in the world’s most livable city I was about ready for a new challenge. So here I am in Vancouver. My third home in five years. So far this city isn’t really proving to be a walk in the park, but let’s face it life isn’t always easy…
Welcome to chapter three: North America.