Thanks for visiting my little slice of the internet!
I’m Megan, born and raised in bonnie Scotland and – like many others – I decided to break out of the nine-to-five routine and pursue a life less ordinary.
I’ve always wanted to travel, but after finishing school and spending two years getting a Diploma in college, I found myself caught up in this thing we call life. I did what you’re supposed to do. I got a full time job (lucky for me) doing something I enjoyed, working with horses and coaching kids and adults riding.
So my decision to quit a job I actually liked, and felt comfortable in to pursue a life unknown, wasn’t taken lightly. I know how it feels to have a secure job, a steady income and have the next ten years of your life mapped out before you.
But I also know what it feels like to see a year of your life disappear without accomplishing any of the million things you’d like to try, see or do. And worse, to realise that those next ten years could pass you by, waving cheerio to your dreams, your youth and everything in between as they go.
It’s a sad fact but that is life. One day you wake up and you don’t have anymore time to do the things you’ve always wanted.
This isn’t news, however – you’ve heard it all before. What about actually doing something about it?
In August 2017, I met a stranger from Australia, in the highlands of Scotland. A freelance writer and broadcaster, he was full of confidence and self-assurance, with a refreshing view of the world and an infectious drive to get up and do things.
We talked about how I would love to trade in my current life to travel, run my own business, write and experience the world. His response was, “Well what’s stopping you?”
That wasn’t the last time I saw the Aussie. We kept in touch, visited each other as often as our schedules would allow (he was living in Berlin at the time), and found we had more than a lot in common, and both wanted similar things in life. I left my job in December 2017 and from just six months after we first met, I had already been to more places around the world than I possibly could have imagined.
And Riley, that stranger, is now my travel companion, partner in crime and my other half. We’ve even moved into our first home together as of 2019!
It’s funny how life works out sometimes. Because as much as we want to believe the stories and the romanticism of it all, it just doesn’t happen to us, right? Well, it can, and apparently it does. Riley’s encouraged me to take a chance and follow through, and so we’re taking our “highland fling” from Scotland now, around the rest of the world.
So long story short – and to answer your question, Riley – the only thing stopping me was me.
I was lucky enough to meet someone to show me that, so I’m here to be that person for you, dear readers. Get out there, take a chance and don’t wait for the right moment because you’ll be waiting your entire life.
There’s a way to make everything work, don’t let other people, money or other commitments stand in your way. Sometimes you have to jump and build your wings on the way down. It makes you a far more resourceful person doing things this way too.
I know how hard it is to start something, big or small. I’m high up there on the figurative list of the world’s best procrastinators. But I’m also here to remind you, it’s doable because I’m doing it and I never thought I could.
So this blog is designed to document the travels and adventures that Riley and I have round the world, hopefully casting insight and inspiration as we go.
But whether you sit back, relax and enjoy or get up, get motivated and get on a plane, I’m glad you joined us and hope you’ll continue to follow us on our journey! ✈