Last week I published an article I had been wanting to write for a long time. I opened up about something that is really close to my heart. After getting into £20,000 debt in my twenties, I talked about how I quit my job, dealt with my money issues and now travel full time. Now I want to tell you to quit your job. Part of my story began when I left/ quit my first 'proper' job after University and became self-employed, when I had no money or idea what I was going to do. I was definitely … [Read more...] about 10 Reasons to Quit your Job
Before I start: this is a long post, and a story of my personal finance Debt / journey / nightmare / plan. It's not professional advice, just things that worked for me. It's the story of how it took me ten years to sort my life out. For full disclosure, I also did some budget travel during this period, because it's the one thing that makes me feel alive. If I had stuck more rigidly to the rules maybe it would have happened faster, who knows? Lets go back 10 Years. I owe £20,000. I … [Read more...] about How I got out of £20,000 Debt and Travel the World Full Time.
In the middle of an industrial estate in Estonia, in an unmarked office, a Russian speaking Tattooist drew me a Bee Tattoo. A post shared by Anna Smirnova (@panda_ann_) on Jun 2, 2017 at 9:09am PDT Why a Bee Tattoo? This Tattoo is about sticking together, and the Manchester Tattoo Appeal which was started by tattoo artist Sam Barber has already raised £296K. Hundreds of people across Manchester and the UK found a way to symbolise solidarity: by getting a bee tattoo. The … [Read more...] about Choose Love: The Meaning of my New Tattoo
As the saying goes, 'You have the same number of hours in the day as Beyonce'. Admittedly, we may not have the vocal talent or the pushy parenting that she experienced, but I really like this quote. But how EXACTLY can you plan and reach your Goals? Keep reading for a step by step guide and a free planning sheet. Its a stark reminder that we all get the same 1,440 minutes every single day. And what makes us all different is how we choose to spend that time. After my 33rd birthday last … [Read more...] about Create Your Best Year Ever!
At the end of 2016, it seemed the UK went crazy for the Danish Concept of 'Hygge'. A lifestyle choice that means warmth, cosiness and friendship. After spending five weeks in Denmark, I have had the chance to experience Hygge first hand, living and talking to Danish people all over Denmark, to really get an idea of what it is all about. It doesn't look like the idea is slowing down in 2017 either. During a time of Brexit, Political Change and frightening headlines, it's more important then … [Read more...] about Free Email Course: How to be Hygge
Having a blog has changed my life so I wanted to share with you how easy it is to create your own. When I started blogging I was travelling S.E.Asia and used it as a way to communicate my travels with my friends and family. Five years later I now treat my blog as a business and have spent hours learning about what works best for me and my readers. Blogging has been amazing for me and is my way to share my story and how I have changed my life in the last five years. As I write this … [Read more...] about How to Start a Successful Blog: A Guide for Beginners