A lot of people have a passion for travel but the thing you need most to make it happen is your drive. With a drive to get you to where you want to be you’ll stay grounded at your current spot, there’s one person in my life who struggling at the moment between going for her dreams and following social norm and that’s my own sister. Her, like me, has a full passion for traveling (to be honest all of my sisters to do). Well Rebecca has a dream of traveling England, more specifically London with the possibility of living there after. However, her drive needs to be pushed so I’ve gotten her to write her passions and dreams to drive her to London.
My own journey is not very different to her except I’ve got children added in mine. She’s bright, well-educated and has a passion for travel too. So, without further ado, Here’s Rebecca!
You know when you really want something from your life? You really want to make the most of it, but people keep getting in the way or situations are preventing you from reaching your goals? Yeah, that’s me at the moment. My whole life has been held back because of a simple disability that I still battle with even after 20 years. (I’m only 21 By the way).
I’ve been told my whole life to speak up and to start talking but an initial fear fills me up on the inside and takes over, like a monster and its so frustrating that I end up crying, and getting angry, not only at the pressure of people asking me to talk but angry at myself for not being able to ask for help or to tell someone a simple piece of information. I have selective mutism. In all honesty it has got better over the years, I no longer fear talking to police or other emergency crews, I’m even talking to close friends and family, but out of that small circle of people I get anxious and fear takes over. And it does hold me back.
However, I’m pushing my fear out of my way and heading out for my dreams! Thanks to Roanne and her blog, it’s given me the chance to let my voice be heard and my story to be told, so I’m going to take the opportunity with open arms and speak through her.
My dream to travel has been one of resent discovery, looking around seeing my friends travel from concert to concert and country to country, following bands and influencers made me want that lifestyle too. Also knowing that my sisters all have their paths set out for them is also encouraging.
I sat and thought for quite some time and decided that I wanted a change from my countryside life and I wanted to hit the city, London is my goal, its full of diversity and culture, a real European feel. But the biggest reason for me going is that no matter where you are in London or how long you’ve been there, there’s always something new to discover, whether that be a festival or concert or a new market for food and fine dining I know ill always have something new to talk about to my friends and family.
The thought of being independent and traveling alone with nobody telling me what I have to do sounds absolutely amazing and to fund my adventure, I’ve decided to take up writing. I’m currently writing my own and very first auto-biography, all about my struggles with selective mutism. Who knows if ill carry on writing once its published but isn’t that the best thing about journeys? Once ones over you can start another?
No matter your dream don’t let your struggles get in the way, I’m no longer letting mine. Keep going there are people out there that will help you and push you to achieve amazing things and if they don’t? They’re not worth your stories and time anyway?