I’ve been recovering from wisdom teeth surgery at home these past few weeks. For someone who thrives while on the move all the time it was quite frustrating, but necessary to sit still and rest. To keep myself busy I was able to finally sort through and edit endless footage that I shot along my travels last year. This video diary was shot by me, my friends or weirded out strangers on my SLR, GoPro or iPhone.
Travel is the initial reason and first love of why I started this blog. Although it has led to amazing opportunities being able to work with brands and having fun with personal style posts, it all comes back to being able to have these incredible travel experiences in the end. I have given myself severe “wanderlust” watching my own footage back now in Sydney’s winter, that I hadn’t watched back even straight after filming. I didn’t remember the footage of me dancing wildly in public around the world… but knowing me it makes complete sense.
Shooting photos, relaying tips and stories attribute to a large part of my blog, but there really is no way to truly share experiences unless first hand. Video is potentially the closest thing to that. Then again, the realities of travel still haven’t truly popped up in these video diaries either. For some reason stolen belongings, travel sickness, home sickness, personal emergencies, missed flights and editing/sitting/sleeping on airport floors (and going delirious every now and then) etc don’t prompt me as a moment to bring out my camera and start recording. We choose to remember the good times, because in hindsight when things go wrong it either makes for the best stories or builds stronger character, ultimately making every experience a good one.