Hello, my name is Ellie, and I’ve been living a double life. By day I’m a diligent, 9-to-5 office worker. But at night I transform into a different me. I let my fantasies of wandering away from the humdrum of daily life run wild and write about the world. About travelling it, diving into it, climbing it and trying to understand it. After months of this Clark Kent style existence, I’m donning the cape good and proper and letting the fantasies become a reality. I found the perfect dive centre to train for my Divemaster with. I booked a one-way ticket to Central America. I handed in my notice for my very adequate desk job. I sold my house. And I started a blog.
Now I think it’s finally time to come out of the blogger’s closet. Following countless nights of squirrelling away behind the scenes – writing posts, tinkering with HTML and getting to grips with a host of new social media accounts – Ellie Anywhere is ready to meet the world.
I’ve had a lot of time to think over the past year and have thrown hurdle after hurdle in the path that led to this point:
Why am I blogging about the experience, and will anyone want to read it?
Over the last six months I’ve used this blog as a safe-haven for all my planning, my memories, my diving anecdotes so far, and as a place to vent my worries and fears. I’ve grown very fond of it, and it’s with a certain level of trepidation that I release myself – crazy and all – into the big bad world.
It’s easy to get scared, to be negative or unnecessarily hard on yourself, but I’ve finally accepted that I’m not going to be able to answer any of my questions, not really, until I take the plunge and just have a go.
So here it is – my scary, exiting, totally unpredictable departure into a new life. Have a look around if you will, share in the excited terror that has got me up to this point, follow me on Twitter or Instagram and let’s set out together on this life-changing trip.
I’m Ellie and I’m headed just about anywhere in the world. I’d love it if you came with me.