Welcome To My World

Updated: Aug 9, 2018

The start of the Move to NYC – Written in Feb 2012



For those of you who know me, you will probably already know that you are in for a treat here! If nothing else, the candid and sometimes comical updates of my shenanigans will (hopefully) provide you with some relief from your day to day humdrum, and perhaps even inspire you to get out there and give it a shot (whatever "that" is)- what’s the worst that can happen right? Well if you tune in to this page on a regular basis, you will no doubt get a lot of motivation to give anything a go - after all - if the worst case scenario has already happened to me, then I would like to think that I have in fact assisted in your growth- taken a hit for all of you, passed the knowledge on, and basically - done my part in making your life a great experience!


What's all this about?

This is really a collection of my stories and experiences - from living in a foreign country, being a world traveller, living my life - including all of my Ups and Downs, having love (or Not), being silly, tasting new things, and most of all - laughter. I am of the understanding that you cannot have too much laughter in your life - life is difficult -sometimes it sucks the big one, so on occasion, it’s nice to just sit back, chill out and have a laugh. Over the years, I have noticed that people seem to hold the opinion that I am amusing, so that is what this is about! If you don't like reading about what I'm up to - then don't subscribe - It’s all good!!

So here is how this idea started....



A couple of years ago, I decided - in all my wisdom, that it was essential for me to buy a very expensive backpack from an urban outfitter I had never, ever purchased anything from before, and book a ticket on a train that started in China, and went overland through Mongolia, into Siberia, and ended in Russia...Really? In all honesty, and like most rash decisions that I have made in my life, I probably was drunk when I made this decision, but being of a stubborn nature, I never go back on a poor decision, so followed it through because - well I must have been meant to do it for a reason right?

If you ask me today why the hell I did this, I still don't think I could answer you, as I have no clue (drunken blackout most likely) - I am very much a person who decides to do things spontaneously - a lot.


What I did get from this experience - is a very comical travel journal, which, to this day still amuses me to no end. From trying to ask for toilet paper in a Chinese hotel, to being robbed by Gypsies in a Moscow subway system - It all happened, and there were a lot of laughs and horrors along the way. If I ever get too caught up in my day to day difficultness - reading that travel journal is always something that will Zen me back down, and I am good to continue with the awesomeness that is my life! Ahhhh Namaste...

I often tell people to never assume things, as life is very unexpected, but having said that I want to say, that until I moved to live here in the U.S of A, I was always of the assumption that I was really moving to the capital of the Western World, and that my life would not really require any drastic cultural changes to that of which I was accustomed from Living in Australia...Other than the fact that there are Millions of people in this city and most of them want to catch the subway at the exact same time as me!! Hey -Did anyone just see that flying Pig? How wrong was I to assume, and how different is my life exactly? Read on and stay tuned - every day I am amazed at new things - things which ordinarily wouldn't bother me or that I probably wouldn't even take notice of- except for the fact that they are RIDICULOUS!! Hahaha


Example of Ridiculousness for the week:

I would argue that I have been more flights than most people - not saying that I am better than anyone else, just had some great opportunities...Did I say Great? Well this week’s winner for most ridiculous is the woman on a flight from North Haven, Connecticut to Baltimore, Maryland - a 45-minute flight from take-off to touch down - who proceeded to put on flight socks, inflate a neck pillow and put on an eye mask (to assist in REM sleep patterns I presume?) at the commencement of the journey...Really? Seriously - Really??  Now that is what I call Ridiculous!!!



This coming week, I am embarking on another adventure, which I am sure will bring a lot of stories for my Blog - so sit back, make a cuppa, and enjoy!


OMG - I have a blog - how exciting!!!


Thanks for tuning in - if you like it - tell your friends and share the laughs - life is too short to keep them to yourself!


Cheers and have a great week everyone!

Jo

About Me

A contestant on Season 10 of MasterChef Australia, who also travels the world in search of the best food and restaurants. From fine dining in NYC, to Truffle hunts in Tuscany – I have been in the travel industry for over 20 years, so now the food is taking over and the fusion is going to be amazing! 

 

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