Adventures in Adversity

Over the past year, give or take a couple of weeks, I’ve adventured solo to Stockholm, journeyed to Berlin and Barcelona for the first time with two of my favourite travel buddies, explored beautiful English countryside and dreamy Scottish cities, and escaped busy London for the day.

Late last week, I stumbled across Inkifi and, without too much thought, ordered 20 of my favourite travel snaps, all taken from my Instagram. They arrived this week and I’m happy to see that they turned out brilliantly (who knew that Instagram photos were actually excellent quality?!). I’ve enjoyed scattering them around my room, filling up blank, empty spaces with memories of my explorations.

I’m not feeling positive about 2018. 2017 has been a tough year, possibly one of the hardest yet, but these Polaroids fill me with hope. They make me excited to plan adventures for the new year. They remind me that this year hasn’t been all bad, even if the negative constantly tries to push it way to the front. They help make my (rented, regrettably) room my own.

It’s true what they say, about that travel bug.

This was originally posted as a shorter Instagram post.

6 thoughts on “Adventures in Adversity

  1. You definitely have been through a lot this year. I’m glad you have these polaroids to help you see some of the bright spots through it all and to give you hope for the future. We enjoy escaping through books so much it’s not surprising we like escaping through travel too – anything to get away every once in a while.

    Looking forward to seeing you next year and hopefully making your 2018 a little brighter 🙂

  2. Sorry to hear that your year has been tough. I am glad that you have the photos to remind you about the good times. I like how you have put them up, they look beautiful. Here is to hoping that your 2018 will be much better and that it will be filled with wonderful new memories. Cheers.

  3. I’m sorry to hear that it’s been a tough year. I wish you all the best for 2018 – I’m sure you’ll find as you go on that all the shit this year threw your way will leave you better prepared for whatever comes next.

    How was the solo trip? I am desperate to go travelling by myself but a massive scaredy cat.

    • Thank you! 🙂 The travelling itself was absolutely fine! The thing that helped most was having free data abroad – I’d really struggle otherwise. I rely on Google Maps too much.

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