And the Freak Out Begins!

Tuesday 29 January 2013

Quotes make me happy. It sounds a bit daft, but some of my favourite posts to read are quote related; uplifting little messages that put a smile on your face when things around you seem a bit gloomy! Today I heard some pretty bleak stories on the news, witnessed a handful of arguments unfold on twitter but even just on a more personal level I had myself a crazy little panic attack about my upcoming travels!

With just a little over five weeks to go, today I started the (what I'm sure is natural!) panic of the 'what ifs'. What if I can't get a job? What if I can't find a place to live? What if I get horribly homesick and want to come home right away? When it comes right down to it, I know that I have family in Sydney so I have that nice little comfort blanket, but being a natural worrier and never having done anything like this before, I'm succeeding in going over and over all of these questions in my head this week - which is maybe a good thing. I'd rather get the freak out out of my system now than the week I leave!

Anyway, when I start to do this, one of my favourite places on the internet to visit is Pinterest! Searching the board for happy thoughts, inspiring quotes and cute little images instantly brightens up my day - and I know it does the same for a lot of people! So, I think I'm going to dedicate one post a week to inspiring/happy thoughts quotes and chat. While I love reading these myself, I'd love to think it might brighten up someone else's day, or motivate someone who needs it :)

When all else fails, right?! Pinterest

So, if any of you took a gap year abroad, or went travelling with friends, family or a partner over the past few years and have any stories to help calm me down on my little freak out day, I'd love to hear them! Please leave them in the comments below, or tweet me at @lynseymac1 :)

Lynsey xxx



  2. I love a good quote, especially when it involves cake haha! I definitely think panicking is totally normal but it's kind of what makes it exciting as well! I can't wait to see all your blog posts from Down Under when you eventually get there!

    1. I know, you're totally right! Need to just keep calm and focus on the exciting things, which I'm sure I will as the weeks go on! xx

  3. Aw thank you! Your blog is lovely! xx