Why hello there you gorgeous thing! Did you have a merry Christmas? Indulge in some delicious dishes? Drink a tad too much bubbly? Good, me too. I’m so lucky to be in a situation where I can do that and having so many loved ones around at Christmas has made me feel insanely emotional about leaving it all behind.
In 1 week today I will be leaving everything I know for an insane year of adventures around Asia and wherever my heart takes me. For the first time in my life I have no plans and all my belongings fit into a rucksack. It’s the most fabulous and liberating feeling I’ve known.
With just 1 week left I thought it was a great time to have another Travel Tuesday chat with you lovely wanderers.
The Christmas period is inevitably rather expensive, I treated my mum with a surprise ticket to join me in Thailand in a few months time among some other large purchased like my travel insurance and all the boring costs that come with exciting times. So I might have a budget plan, some savings and an idea that I can get through the year without working but the idea of a £0 salary for over 12 months has
dawned on me hit me like a train.
I haven’t been unemployed for 7 years! My travel life of 12 countries and countless adventures has all happened in my 6 week holiday allowance per year. Am I a
One day I was thinking (crying) about the thought of returning to normality one day, perhaps begging for my desk job back so I can quickly save for my next escape but I’d quite like to do something that doesn’t make me want to jump off a bridge.
Travelling whilst making money is the dream, unfortunately Little Lottie isn’t quite there yet (help a girl out and hit subscribe) so I racked my brain for ideas and loved the idea of being a flight attendant.
I smell pretty good so people wouldn’t mind me leaning over them with my armpits. I pack light so my belongings would fit perfectly in the overhead cabins and I look cute in a neckscarf… What more could they want?!
I went straight to Emirates to get on the waiting list (turns out this chick isn’t the only one with dreams) They put their staff up in exceptional accommodation in no other than Dubai… YASS! Guess what my only obstacle was?
I’m qualified. I’ve got years of customer service experience. I can put up with the occasional asshole. A clear criminal record ~ if you don’t include being too awesome for legal requirements 😉
But the one thing in my way… My arms are too short!!! EXCUSE ME?!
Flashbacks of my countless batting eyelashes at nearby passengers with requests for help reaching my bag came flooding back to me. I’m too short in every department, arms, legs, skirts… And the fact I don’t wear a bra or makeup kind of puts them off too!
Well Emirates, you’re missing out. This girl is taking her short ass to a tour company or yoga retreat for some dolla.
Honestly? I’d be happy pouring cocktails for wanderers in bars if it meant the dream could continue. But we can cross that bridge when I run out of money.
How do you fund your adventures?
Big love and happy travels. Little Lottie.X
Follow me here for daily adventures> Instagram~ @little_charlottee