I've been documenting life, particularly my travels since I was a child. Funnily enough, in many of my childhood photos, you can see my trusty polaroid camera which I was always snapping away on but it's only in the past 5 years I really re-ignited my passion for photography, both digital and film. Since I can remember I have always had wild dreams of living a life where I can spend more time enjoying and experiencing the world rather than sitting behind a laptop, working in an office and waiting to experience life's joys. If you would have asked me 3 years ago whether I thought this was all possible, I probably would have said no. In all honesty, it's been a long, winding, up and down road to get to this point. I think a lot of people might look at my life and just see the highlights and think I was lucky. In reality, I've worked in jobs I absolutely hated, spent 7 years commuting in London every day to my corporate job, saving for years before being able to do any real travelling and spent countless hours wishing for my dream life. All of which makes me so much more grateful for the journey and to appreciate the point I'm at now.
THE EARLY YEARS
3 YEARS AGO
3 years ago I was working for a big corporate beauty brand in London. I was living what others might consider a pretty glamorous life; lots of free beauty products, working with leaders in my industry, producing high budget photoshoots and going to fancy events. While all of this is true to a certain extent, I always felt like something was missing. I spent most of my time (and holiday allocation) either planning trips away or being away. It was a running joke in my office that I was 'always on holiday'. In the back of my mind, all I wanted to do was see the world, share my passion for travel, discovering new places and cultures but be able to earn a living at the same time.
WHEN EVERYTHING CHANGED
In 2019 this seemed almost impossible. Working from home or remote work hadn't really kicked in until the pandemic but strangely enough, this is when I decided to make a change. I quit my job at the end of 2019 and set out on my first big adventure, travelling through Asia for 5 months. Unfortunately, the pandemic happened shortly into my trip so I had to return after 3 months but it was still an incredible experience that ignited a new way of thinking for me. It was while I was in Vietnam I randomly thought to start my own social media agency but for brands I was passionate about.
WHERE WE'RE AT...
I started my creative content social media agency, Nurture Studios in 2020 and haven't looked back since! I now get to specialise in growing brands who are kind to us, and the world. I feel very fortunate that I have been able to carve out an online career that allows me the flexibility to travel as much as possible and I love sharing this passion for an alternative lifestyle and helping inspire others to do the same. As I am now moving into a new era I am hoping to show others how to be a digital nomad, to solo travel and live more consciously. So, if you're interested in any of the above, follow along on social, say hi and let's connect!
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