And in the blink of an eye we’re suddenly 5 months into 2018. Is it just me or did those 5 months fly by at lighting speed?
2018 has been a very different year for me, for many reasons.
It’s the first year since I was 5 that I’m not undertaking any formal studies, which in turn means it’s my first year of being a full time worker – or at least trying to work full time.
However, finding full time work straight out of uni is not as easy as it may seem, so while I’m still trying to find my feet in the world of full time work I’m still very much living the casual worker lifestyle.
2018 is also the year where I don’t have any set travel plans, and this is an absolute first for me. Last year alone I went on 6 travel adventures (Cairns, Bali, Kenya, Austria, The Netherlands and England), so having a calendar that is essentially empty on the adventure front is an incredibly strange feeling for me – I almost don’t feel like myself.
Having said that though, I entered 2018 knowing full well that it would not be filled with countless overseas (or even interstate) adventures, and rather 2018 was going to be the year to fill my bank account setting myself up for endless travels (or until the budget says ‘no more’) for the following year.
And while I may not have any overseas trips booked in I do have a bucket list of things that are closer to home and don’t involve any overseas travel that I’d love to book in if I had the chance.
Visiting the big red rock in the middle of my home country has always been on my bucket list; if the opportunity arose to tick this one off the list in 2018 I would jump at it with both hands!
Kakadu National Park
If you’ve seen photos of this stunning destination in Australia’s Northern Territory then you’ll understand why it’s a must visit location for me.
I’m not sure what it is about this Queensland suburb that attracts me so much, but all I know is that I’m keen as a bean to get there sooner rather than later.
Same can be said about this hippie suburb of New South Wales. The chill vibes and happy times just scream my name.
I’m yet to tick this state off at all. There’s no exact location I desire to visit, except for every where.
While this might seem like a silly bucket list destination given I’m from Victoria, there is valid reasoning behind it. There is so much to explore and uncover that if 2018 was filled with just exploring my backyard I’d be pretty content.
What's on your bucket list for the rest of 2018? Let me know in the comments below x