Let me start by saying who Bossy Flossie isn’t. Do you know those annoying travel bloggers who have taken over social media? They usually post something along the lines like… It has always been my dream to travel. So I have done something really brave and quit my job to discover the world and share my adventures with you! Well, I am not one of those bloggers. In fact, they irritate me. Why is quitting your office job to go travelling brave? The majority of the world’s population do not even hold office jobs #firstworldproblems. And with a little resourcefulness and good time management, it is possible to explore the world without shirking your responsibilities.
My blog is a self indulgent project. I like travelling and discovering new places so it is a way for me to capture my memories. I’m also opinionated and writing is a good way to share views and vent about trifles and injustices. Lastly, my blog allows me to pursue my interest in design and communication.
Let me tell you a little more about Bossy Flossie. I was born in Sydney but by my 20’s I developed a disgust for how the Australian government preyed on its own people through the popularisation of gambling. So I packed my bags and moved to London. I didn’t know anyone and anything about London, but within a month I had met my future husband, secured a job and began planning a three month road trip through Europe. Fast forward a few years and I came to a critical juncture. I was working various low paid graphic design jobs as well as waitressing when I received an opportunity to interview with a photography studio. I sat a challenging exam and the studio said that if I learned how to use a tablet (vs a mouse) they could offer me a 3 month contract to become a Photoshop specialist. At the same time, I was offered a permanent position for a professional role. I had enough of struggling on minimum wage and juggling multiple temporary jobs so I decided to take the office job.
Living in London was the best of times and the worst of times. London is exciting and fun and it has a lot to offer an art and culture lover. The best exhibitions, artists and performers in the world come to London. It was also a blur of pubs, drinking and pain medication. After a decade of debauchery I decided it was time to settle down and enjoy all the pleasures of a structured life so I moved to Singapore.
Life in Singapore is too easy. The weather is always gorgeous, I have every convenience at my fingertips and it is a foodie’s heaven. Granted, alcohol is expensive and life can get a little dull, but that is a good thing. The government is hands on in its care to maintain an orderly society and there are plenty of rules to keep you out of trouble. It is also a fantastic spot from which to explore South East Asia.
I am fortunate to have the opportunity to work hard and earn enough money to travel and learn more about the world I live in. These experiences make me a more tolerant and well-informed person, which has a positive impact on my work and personal life. Travelling to less wealthy countries is also an opportunity to enjoy unexploited nature and contribute money to those local communities in need.
I hope you find my blog enjoyable reading or at least derive some inspiration for your own travels. But if you hate it, that is fine too. Like I said, it is a self indulgent project and I am not trying to win your approval.
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