Cheese, steak and wine, they all get better with age. Left alone to relax, mature and femented, make them taste even better than before.
So I gave myself time away. 2 months in fact. During which time I travelled over 18,000km, this trip was by no means meant to be an opportunity for me to ‘find myself’ mostly because I spent four years at University doing this. However, as it turns out, flying to the other side of the world can have the same revelations as getting yourself into over £21,000 worth of debt and ruining your liver with booze.
I didn’t do too many steryotypical backpacker things, mostly because New Zealand is far to beautiful to be ruined by booze and given how far apart everything is, you need a clear head to drive most mornings. Therefore, I spent my time travelling thinking, thinking about 2019, what I want to do and where I plan on going.
Currently, I’m sat in my second-cousins front room in Adelaide, drinking a T2 strawberry tea and waiting to finish binge watching Billions. Weather aside, I seem to have settled back into my pre-travelling routine quite nicely. But I refuse to sit still for much longer. A list has already been made for the places to travel and the tasks to accomplish – most of which I am sure will not be done, but we can all dream right?
Hopefully by the end of the year I will have created many new recipes to share with all, influenced from my time eating around Australisia and South East Asia. I will have finally put pen-to-paper so to speak and finished a book. More importantly, I would have decided what it is I plan to do in this world.
Why do I feel all this will happen? Because I aged. Much like my favourite blue cheese, I sat and stewed and femented until I decided what I wanted. I never used to believe in taking time away and finding yourself etc, but something did happen while I was away with my laptop only being used to watch Brooklyn 99. I realised I missed writing. I felt envious of authors when I read there books because they got to do what I wanted to.
That’s when I decided to get off my ass and use my laptop for something useful. While I should have done this a few days ago, I instead choose to lounge by the pool with a glass of Gin and gorge of cheese. Now the cheese is finished and I can’t stomach another dirnk, it’s time to write.