Why I Have Decided To Blog

So here is my first blog for bexcapades. I chose this name because my name is Rebecca but I’m mostly known as Bex and as I will be posting about travelling it will often be about my escapades so to speak.

An escapade is generally defined as an act or incident involving excitement, daring or adventure which is what my aim in the immediate future is, adventuring.

An escapade is also used in the archaic sense to describe an escape from confinement or restraint which brings me on to the other purpose for this blog. I want to write about mental health. I’ve been up and down with anxiety and depression since 2012. I have got a working holiday visa for Australia for 2018 and I am using it as an opportunity to break out of my comfort zone and develop as a person, which should in turn help with my mental health.

I have never really been one for sharing my feelings with everyone around me, I’m the type to try and do things alone and once that becomes too much, I tend to only tell two or three people who are really close to me. This blog is a way for me to change that. To #breakthesilence. Over the last year or so I’ve spoken to more people about battling mental health challenges and in every single case they have told me either they, or someone close to them, has battled similar issues.

I am ready to share my experiences while also creating new ones in the form of travelling. Please feel free to subscribe if you might be interested in hearing more!

UPDATE: I have recently redeveloped myself as a freelance writer and more. If you want someone to write a sponsored post, review a product/book/app or more, please see my work with me page and send me an email at bexcapades@outlook.com

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I am a 22 year old teacher from the UK who is currently travelling around Australia on a Working Holiday Visa year.

31 thoughts on “Why I Have Decided To Blog

    Sharon

    (November 8, 2017 - 6:35 pm)

    Well done Hun, I’m soooo proud of you, I’ll miss you like crazy but I’m so pleased you’re going on this fantastic adventure. We love you more than you’ll ever know – Mum and Dad xxx

    Tracey M

    (November 8, 2017 - 7:22 pm)

    Well done Rebecca it takes a brave person to speak about such personal issues. It will be a fabulous experience. Looking forward to your blogs while you’re away. It’s a chance of a lifetime wishing you both best of luck see you soon xx

      bexcapades

      (November 8, 2017 - 7:26 pm)

      Thank you Tracey, see you soon! Xx

    Charlie

    (November 8, 2017 - 7:48 pm)

    Amazing! So proud. Can’t wait to be apart of your adventure and can’t wait to read more of your blog xxxx

      bexcapades

      (November 8, 2017 - 7:49 pm)

      Thank you Charl, can’t wait to see you again on the other side of the world! Xxxxx

    Carol

    (November 8, 2017 - 7:53 pm)

    Well Bec out of all the things you have accomplished, this makes me most proud. To speak openly about mental health issues when every part of you screams ‘why would anyone be interested?’ Is incredibly brave.
    You are going to have the time of your life. Yes, there will be days when it will be hard, but you will rise above and the experience will enhance your life endlessly.
    Keep us posted and lots of pics. And remember Faith is contagious. If you believe in yourself, others can’t help but believe in you.
    Have fun.
    Carol x

      bexcapades

      (November 8, 2017 - 8:36 pm)

      Thank you Carol, I’ve gotten to the point now where even if some people were to put me down it wouldn’t be as bad as a few years ago. I’ve got so many people who genuinely care about me & that is honestly worth more than anyone could comprehend! I’ll be keeping up with all of your life coaching and positive vibes! X

    Clare

    (November 8, 2017 - 8:05 pm)

    What a wonderful and courageous thing you are doing Bec, something that most only think about doing, but you my lovely girl have had the courage to speak out, I know you have struggled over the years but what an amazing step you have taken, I’m so very proud of you, enjoy your adventures and I look forward to reading more and seeing your photos.
    Sending you lots of love
    Clare xx

      bexcapades

      (November 8, 2017 - 8:36 pm)

      Thank you Clare! I thought it was about time I spoke up & started to really move forward 🙂
      Lots of love xx

    Mark

    (November 8, 2017 - 10:30 pm)

    Amazing thing to do and please make sure the Gibraltar leg is documented. Do you have heavy lifting equipment in case you need to help us move? Haha. Can’t wait to see you. X

      bexcapades

      (November 8, 2017 - 10:52 pm)

      Your furniture is the heavy lifting! It’ll be worth it though for your new place! X

    Colette Burke

    (November 9, 2017 - 12:04 am)

    Hi Bex week done chick for being so honest and open. Look forward to hearing about your adventures. Be happy stay safe love you loads xx

      bexcapades

      (November 9, 2017 - 7:52 am)

      Thank you Colette! Love u too xx

    Kerry

    (November 9, 2017 - 9:08 am)

    Well done Bex, you are both going to have an amazing time, cant wait to see all the updates. See you in a few weeks before you head off your adventure of a lifetime.
    lots of love
    Kez and Mason xxx

      bexcapades

      (November 9, 2017 - 9:12 am)

      Can’t wait to see you all! Especially cheeky monkey! ☺️ love you loads! Xxx

        Kerry

        (November 9, 2017 - 12:23 pm)

        Luv you lots too xx

    Carol

    (November 9, 2017 - 7:02 pm)

    Bex’s You have proved you are a very strong and determined young lady , just look at what you have achieved and overcome so far – well done xx I know you will have the time of your life on your travels. Really looking forward to your blog xxx

      bexcapades

      (November 9, 2017 - 8:42 pm)

      Ahh! Thank you Carol ☺️ very excited but also nervous knowing how much I’ll miss everyone (namely shaz🙈) xxx

    Sue F

    (November 11, 2017 - 4:38 am)

    Well done Bex on not only opening up to others but taking the plunge with your travels. It’s easy to stay in your comfort zone and by challenging yourself with this trip you have shown that you are a strong young lady. Hope you have a fabulous time and look forward to reading your blog posts.

      bexcapades

      (November 11, 2017 - 11:17 am)

      Thank you Sue! Can’t wait for this next chapter! 🙂 x

    Ann case

    (November 13, 2017 - 11:44 am)

    Hi babe thinking of you always love you so very very much 💖💝 nan Xxxxx

    Kelly (켈리) (@halfbloodpixie)

    (November 29, 2017 - 3:29 pm)

    Welcome to blogging!
    I’ve blogged for years, but never really “advertised” it until now.
    I love your blog :] your posts seem really fun and interesting :]!
    Kelly
    http://www.thiswayandthatway.com

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    citygirl0212

    (January 10, 2018 - 2:37 am)

    Pls check out my blog ❤️❤️

    Suzie Vargas

    (January 24, 2018 - 9:45 pm)

    Way to go Bex! Welcome to the travel blogging world! Happy trails. ☺️✨

      bexcapades

      (January 25, 2018 - 2:19 am)

      Thank you! Currently in country number 3 of 2018! ☺️

    Kelly Gayda

    (January 26, 2018 - 11:46 pm)

    Love your blog! Just started blogging too you should check mine out 😊

    Nolan O'Bryant

    (February 1, 2018 - 9:40 pm)

    I loved this! Can’t wait to continue to keep up with your blogs!

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