I’m Melissa, so glad you found me. I am not easy to pin down. I could be absolutely anywhere in the world with the amount of travel I do each year. I am a solo female travel blogger and have been living an expat lifestyle for a number of years. Locations I have lived and worked in are Singapore, Sydney Perth, London and Vancouver. I have done this completely on my own. It is an expensive and complicated game gaining employment overseas. After all why would they pay for my visa when they have citizens in their own country?!….. Well I can teach you tricks and tips I overcame to gain employment in dream locations.
Life has not always been easy for me. Coming from a working class background where we didn’t have luxuries at hand, travel seemed like it was out of our reach. We never went overseas and instead holidayed in my home country of England.
The thought of ever working overseas was never even on my radar. I remember seeing Hollywood celebrities holidaying in locations such as
Saint- Tropez. ”Mum I want to go there when I am older.” I smiled.
”Don’t be silly only rich people go there. We’ll never be able to afford to visit there.”
With that said I put travel to the back of my mind. But that fire was reignited when my brother passed away suddenly at 24years old. He too had dreams of traveling abroad but unfortunately he didn’t get to live out those dreams.
Now knowing life was too short, I promised nothing would stop me living my dreams and the life I wanted to lead. Travelling the world was my healing and my brother was the momentum for this blog. I then had my own health scare last year where I contracted a Tropical Virus which put me in a wheelchair and left me fighting for my life. I am still recovering and physically in pain daily.
I have had some dark days and when you get on that cycle it is easy to be sucked into a whirlwind and bury yourself there. I am extremely happy and thankful and give praise every day for the people in my life and the things I can do. I am so grateful for the time I spent with my brother and for the energy and zest for life he had, which has rubbed off on me.
‘When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.’ Statistically I am not supposed to be one of life’s success stories. But with meditation, discipline and faith. I will succeed in anything I put my mind to.
Follow me and I will show you how to succeed in your Expat Travel Dreams.
Isaiah 40:31 ”But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not get weary; and they shall walk and not faint.”