My Bittersweet Christmas

I love Christmas, it truly is the most wonderful time of the year in my life. However this year, it’s a little but different.
Bittersweet Christmas
As many of you know, in January I’ll be embarking of the adventure of a lifetime travelling to Dubai, Singapore & Bali before arriving in Sydney, Australia to start a working holiday year abroad. This is honestly my lifelong dream and I am really excited about it.
We leave on 17th January 2018 (exactly a month today) which means that over Christmas & New Year, I will be starting to say goodbye for now to the people in my life.
Christmas means family time for me. Everyone all together. So this year it is bittersweet as it is the last time I’ll see a lot of my extended family in potentially over a year. I feel a little guilty about feeling so excited about leaving when a few people have told me that they don’t want me to go (not my parents, luckily they’ve been really supportive).
I know that I’ve got to do it, I’ll never forgive myself if I don’t. I’ll always wonder what if & regret not giving it a try.
We are at the perfect point in our lives to give it a shot. We are in our early twenties meaning that we’re not well-established in our respective careers, we have no mortgage, no children & we’ve saved a lot of money.
This Christmas, I hope I see everyone to spend quality time with them before I go, and I also hope that those who don’t support my decision don’t try and guilt trip me in to not going.
I’m taking control over my own happiness & that means living my best life, which in 2018 will be in Australia!
|| Related: Month 1 Travel Reflection ||
Will this Christmas be a little different for you?
Bex

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Post Author: bexcapades

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

7 thoughts on “My Bittersweet Christmas

    Miss Steer

    (December 17, 2017 - 6:06 pm)

    Bittersweet but also incredibly brave and exciting! Good luck! X

      bexcapades

      (December 17, 2017 - 6:08 pm)

      Thank you! I’m wondering where I’ll be next Christmas 🙉❄️x

        Miss Steer

        (December 17, 2017 - 6:57 pm)

        Somewhere amazing with fabulous people I bet! X

    Tread Lightly, Retire Early

    (December 17, 2017 - 6:51 pm)

    You really are in the perfect spot to job on this opportunity. Bittersweet but they will all be there when you return. And maybe some of them will come visit you while you’re traveling 🙂

      bexcapades

      (December 17, 2017 - 6:56 pm)

      I know! Hopefully they will, but if they don’t there’s always FaceTime! With technology, the world is so much smaller in a good way! 🙂

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