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Half-English/half-Irish, I am an ex-teacher and modern art/street art enthusiast constantly seeking new places to travel to. At the start of 2018, my life was rubbish – I was unhappy in my job, my relationship, and struggling with poor health after being diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, a chronic medical condition. Life felt like a daily battle until I had an epiphany. I underwent a radical detox, leaving behind my old life, selling my possessions. In June 2018 I set off round the world with a heart and mind hungry for new places, people and adventures… Read more about my story here About Me
I got my happy ending. Today I am safe and in much better health; blessed to have amazing people and love in my life. A long-held dream of mine was to work at a particular Michelin-starred restaurant in London with a well-known GM and I’m thrilled to have achieved my goal. It’s demanding work but such a privilege to be given the opportunity. Life is too short not to do what you love.
I hope reading my blog inspires others to have the courage to live the life of their dreams, a life that makes them proud of who they are and all that they have to offer the world. Don’t let anything hold you back and never allow companies or individuals to walk all over you just because they feel entitled to do so. Stand up for yourself, your values and beliefs. After seeking legal advice, I’ve been informed that I have enough evidence to proceed with a civil case for damages from my ex-boss and company (see About Me) but I have chosen not to pursue the matter further. An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. Be kind, be honest, be true to yourself. Peace, Lisa.
NEW POST: Dear Dubai Ex: Closure Originally posted on the 4th September, this post has been revised and now represents closure, my farewell to this chapter of my life. Peace.
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RECENT BLOG POST: IN CONTROL
FLIGHT PATH: Destination guides and tips for the places I’ve travelled to.
BLOG: A selection of personal posts.
POETRY: Poems inspired by my travels.
STREET ART: Favourite images from my world travels.
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