Ten years ago, I escaped my life in the UK.
I escaped my upbringing in England, and the pressure that it brought me.
I ran away abroad, to work seasons and live the life I’d dreamed of as a child. For the next six years, I travelled between Greece, Austria, America and Canada. I never thought about my life more than six months ahead, constantly planning where I would live next and what I could do to survive.
July 2013 will mark the fifth anniversary of me returning to the UK. There are many reasons that I came back. I don’t regret my decision, but the pressures that I left behind in the UK are definitely still here.
So how do I escape now?
Simple – I pack up my camping gear on a Friday, pick up my godson after work and we head off on an adventure for the weekend. One of our favourite places to camp is Whitesands in West Wales.
This is my escape.
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