My life has changed quite a lot over the past couple of months: friendships have changed, I’ve gone from having 3 jobs to 0 and I have decided to leave Costa Rica and move back to the UK, most probably to London once the holidays are out of the way.
And speaking of holidays…. I am going out in style! We are currently on a little road trip around Costa Rica. More on that to come in future blogs. This is definitely one of the things that I will miss most about CR: being able to get in the car, out of the city and to some of the most amazing beaches in the world in just a couple of hours. It’s a difficult thing to give up, let me tell you.
Another thing that I will miss will be the independence of living with my boyfriend, and having my car and various other luxuries (a huge walk-in closet and jacuzzi ensuite tend to come as-standard in Costa Rican apartments). It will definitely be a change, but with other people leaving and things naturally wrapping up here, it feels like time to make the leap back.
Job-wise, I was doing various freelance things in CR, poker resets and I was Social Media manager at Cupon Cafe, but I have quit all of this to look into becoming a full-time freelance back in the UK and to focus on writing and blogging. What this does mean is that I will probably have to live at home for a couple of months at first, but I’m hoping that this will just give me peace and quiet, as well as a little determination to succeed and get to where I want to be. But where do I want to be? I guess I want to be in a place where I am writing for a living, submitting articles, doing freelance work and blogging my life away, all the while supporting myself financially as I go. I know lots of people do this, so all I need is a little focus. And I feel 100% ready to focus on that now, having travelled so much and done so much in the past couple of years.
If you have any tips, ideas or suggestions on how I should go about this, then please post them below. All of your words would be greatly appreciated.