As I sit here writing a blog post for Flight Centre about my love affair with Couran Cove in Australia, I have to stop myself for a second to take it all in. I'm sitting here getting paid to write a blog about my travels and then share it with the world.
To say I scored a sweet gig would be an understatement. I'm on cloud nine and I'm thrilled where life has taken me. I never imagined myself here two years ago when I decided to quit my job at MTV and travel down under. Since then, I have met so many amazing people and truly 'found myself' if you will. It's true what they say about Australia, 'sometimes in order to find yourself you need to walkabout'
There was something different about me when I came back to the North American bubble. I suddenly didn't care about the clothes I was wearing, or the possessions in my house, or what party I had to be seen at. Instead I was talking for hours upon hours with other travellers online and editing videos from my travels because it felt so damn good.
I stopped spending my money on partying every week and started saving for my next big adventure. When I heard about the job recruitment for the Social Media job, I didn't even think twice about applying. (It did only take two minutes of my time)... the rest of the work was already done. And now, I'm working with an amazing Global Team which I'm thrilled to introduce you to:
The real challenge is the time difference between our countries- but that's what makes applications like Basecamp, TeamLab and Skype so great. It also means our social networks will be monitored 24-7 which as a traveller is comforting knowing someone is always around to answer questions. And with the recent New Zealand and Japan earthquakes, I'm seeing now more than ever how powerful social media can be.