Hi! I’m Sherry, thanks for stopping by.
In 2018 I quit my Well Paid Proper Job in digital marketing and sold my Grown Up Suburban House to travel the world and figure out a different way to do life.
Yep, that’s right, another millennial stuck in a quarter-life-crisis, moaning about ‘The Real World’ and trying to find a way to be rid of boring 9-to-5 jobs, mortgages and the work-eat-sleep-repeat lifestyle of her parents. But you, yes YOU, probably wouldn’t be here if you didn’t feel even just a teeny tiny bit the same. I mean why else would you be trawling through travel blogs on your lunch break? Am I right?
Fast forward 9 months and I’m still trying to figure it all out – But 8 countries, 19 flights and countless bus, boat and tuk-tuck rides later and I finally feel like I’ve shaken off the doom and gloom of the corporate world and ready to jump into a new challenge.
Follow my journey to becoming a fully-fledged digital nomad (and not just living off my ever-dwindling savings), you can expect to find travel tips, country guides and practical advice about how to become a digital nomad, as I discover how to myself.
MORE ABOUT ME:
Blogging has been a part of my life for over a decade. I started my first blog way back in 2007 (!) when I was 15, and when the internet was a much smaller place – the influencer community ran in the hundreds, rather than the thousands or dare I say it, the millions we see today. When I went to uni a few years later in 2010, I met one of my best friends and fellow blogger Charlie. Together we made a pact to take blogging seriously and slowly over the next few years I built a career out of my little corner of the internet.
After working with lots of different brands and learning through trial and error how to take up space in this industry, in 2013 fresh out of uni, I was offered a full-time job in a social media agency to set up and manage their influencer marketing service.
In the five years since and up until December 2018, I continued to work in digital marketing agencies, handling accounts for some of the biggest brand names in the world. But the time and energy I gave to my own passions jumped off a cliff. To be honest, from the very first few weeks in that very first agency job I was wondering whether this was really it. Whether all that excitement to grow up and graduate really did all just boil down to a 9-to-5, making money for the man and living for the weekend. And that nagging feeling that there must be a greater purpose and different way to live just never went away. It grew louder and louder until eventually, I burnt out.
When your passions don’t align with what you spend the majority of your time doing, eventually you shut down, you just stop working.
And so that brings us up to, February 2019. Three months previously, I had quit my job and sold my house and for the last few months I had been hibernating in my parents’ house, recovering and rediscovering what I want to do with my life – because it wasn’t going back to the rat race, I could tell you that for sure.
Shortly after, I left the UK with a one-way ticket and set out on a solo backpacking adventure with no plans beyond the first few weeks (I’d booked on to a group tour in Egypt). It was a real learning curve let me tell you – I had no idea how to budget myself, what I really needed to take, how practical my backpack would be, how I’d make friends on the road, whether I’d get lonely or homesick or lost – but despite all of the anxiety swirling around in my head, I got on that first flight to Milan and never looked back.
So what is the vision now? Well, I can tell you that I’m passionate about Travel (it quite literally runs in my blood given mum has worked in the travel industry for over 30 years), I am passionate about living a life with no restraints holding me down in one place. I want to live a life where it’s perfectly possible that one day I’m sipping Pina Coladas on a beach in Mexico and the next I’m meeting with clients at a restaurant in New York City – a life without limits and a life less ordinary.
If you made it this far why not stick around to see how this goes?
Peace, love, Namaste.