First an apology.
I knew continuing a travel blog once returning home wouldn’t be easy. I wanted to continue the story I had begun telling. But in the midst of trying to find content I deemed worthy, I was also struggling with finding purpose and a road forward back home. I knew what I wanted but I didn’t necessarily know how I would get there.
Finally, after over a hundred job applications, numerous interviews, several final interviews, many rejections, some referrals and one or two offers, I have decided to start my own business. It’s already been a long journey back home, over four months of agitation and uncertainty, a desire to find meaning. I would say it boiled down to a desperation to just find work at some points. But I was reluctant to jump into something I didn’t truly want.
The uncertainty hasn’t gone, nor the desperation. But now it’s focused. I would argue the stakes are higher now, but at least it is in my own hands.
Whilst I used this blog to document my journey travelling in Costa Rica and seeing where that took me. This time round I will be documenting my journey through starting my own business. I won’t be linking the business directly to this blog. Not at first at least. Mainly because I want this space to be an unfiltered documentation of my start-up. I don’t want sway things in a way that would put the thought of a potential client’s interests first. I want to be able to say I have no idea what I’m doing, that I’m scared and this could all fail. At the same time, I like to think with time, this story could be associated with my business. Presenting an archive of my journey from the very start.
I will talk more about my new business venture in the following blog post. Whilst I hope to tell an authentic narration of my business I will still post updates of interesting stories along the way. Whether through travel or elsewhere. Photography is something I enjoy and again I still hope to share those photos with you when they come. You could imagine my business documentation as a new series of posts I will be telling through updates here. Whilst still posting regular updates of stories and photography as usual.
This time round I want to make more of an effort to post regular content to an email list too. Please feel free to sign-up for email alerts on new posts and exclusive content I share with my email list. I want to thank everybody who takes the time to visit the page and read my story. I want the conversation to go both ways and I’d love to hear from you, whatever it is in life you are doing. Whether travelling, running your own business, or both!
Thank you and I’ll leave you with a quote from a man that continues to inspire.
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favour.
– Elon Musk