Who am I? A little bit of a blurb to get you started.
I like huskies, jandals, coffee, eating ice-cream when in cold weather, pulling crazy faces, people-watching, herbal tea, my teal-blue backpack, and yea, some people think I’m crazy. But really I’m not.
I have a lot of interests and hobbies and dreams. Keep learning and keep exploring.
Growing up in New Zealand, I had the privilege to be exposed to many outdoor pursuits from a young age and that love for the outdoors and adventure has not only grown as I have but also inspired me to travel and explore pursuits from all walks of life. History and the world has always fascinated me, alongside the study and interpretation of cultures and language, evolution and the growth of humanity, our relationship with the environment and the earliest pursuits of exploration.
In 2015 I graduated from The University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology & Ancient History, alongside a Diploma in Language. My uni days were filled with more than just study. A passion for outdoor sports and a love for travel were really born, as I spent one unforgettable month abroad in Italy, amongst other favourite memories such as being a part of the University Snowsports Club, and spending two weeks on an archaeological dig on Great Mercury Island, a beautiful unpopulated slice of New Zealand. I met people who changed my life, they share passions and dreams and the want to further themselves.
I have worked various jobs over the years but none without their purpose. A few top favourites include working as a deckhand on board a large car-ferry in New Zealand and working as a barista in Melbourne. I pride myself as being multi-skilled and love to learn and improve my skill set when each new opportunity arrives. I am currently using my broad skill set to travel and work in different places and countries.
I have a keen fascination for living simply, as in order to pursue so many activities and interests, it makes sense to live with what we need and what can help us achieve our goals, nothing more. I am slightly obsessed with tiny houses and will probably build my own in the mountains of the South Island one day. Van life also appeals (surprisingly!) so watch this space.
I love to dream and research and explore all my ideas. But I love to make them a reality. You can too. On your bike!
Thanks for taking the time to get to know me a little.