Firstly I’d like to welcome you to the Ashenden blog, here you will find everything about my travel around Australia from tips to recommendations and highlights to places that must be seen. I was tired of slaving away with the same old boring routine, day in and day out. There was nothing to look forward to, no motivation, my drive to climb the corporate ladder was non-existent. I would regularly read travel blogs and was longing to get out in nature. There was surely something more to life than sitting behind a desk in front of a computer, attending phone conferences and meetings. Every day had the same routine, I would be stuck in the mist of peak hour traffic to and from work, a commute that would normally take 20 minutes can easily take over an hour, when I get home there is barely time to relax and enjoy simple pleasures before a nights rest and waking to do it all again.
So here I am, gave up the nine to five and started to live my life, I’ve started to blog and that keeps me motivated. If anyone ever wanted to do something and felt they just couldn’t, I suggest to follow your gut, you could spend days and years pondering and wandering ‘what if’. I understand the fear and the unknown, but worrying about something that may or may not happen is what stops you from doing what you love. It is so true that the first step is the hardest, if you know the direction you want to go, you’ll eventually find a way to get there. For sure there will be obstacles and problems you may encounter on your way, it is never a straight path to your destination and that is the beauty of life, work out what you have to do when problems arise, at least you are doing something and not sitting there wandering. So go for it, life could be taken away in an instant, time is precious, once it is gone you can’t get it back.
Stay tuned on my blog and I can’t wait to tell you all about my adventures, I hope it inspires people to get out and take control of their own life.