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I’m moving to Thailand!

By the time this post goes live, I will be on a plane about to land in Thailand! 🤯🤯🤯

This marks the beginning of a new adventure and a completely new chapter in my life, and for once in a VERY long time, I feel ready. So very ready!

I feel inspired, energised and like myself again. I feel good.

According to, I have been living in Aberdeen for 6 and a half years. That’s a long time to live somewhere you are not happy. I needed a change and a chance to start again and as I write this, less than a month before my flight, I still can’t believe it is happening.

I know I am very privileged to have the opportunity to do this, and I am so incredibly grateful for it. I also know that a change of location won’t necessarily solve all my problems but I think, in this case, it will definitely help.

Yes, I actively chose to come to Aberdeen in 2016. I wanted to come here, and for my first year here, I was fairly happy. In fact, this is the place I have lived in the longest since I left Spain when I was 15 years old. Over my time here, I’ve learned to appreciate it for the safety, friendships and learning opportunities I got here. But a lot has happened during the last 6 years and sometimes the best way to move on is to move.

I can’t tell you that Thailand is a dream come true or that I had been planning this for ages because I really hadn’t. This came out of nowhere and it really wasn’t part of my plan. I had never even considered Thailand until I saw this opportunity on social media, completely by chance.

But it feels right.

I know it won’t all be perfect and that there will definitely be some challenges but, like I said, I feel ready.

And I can’t wait to share more about this new chapter.

Lots of love,

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PS. If you’d like to go on your own adventure to Thailand (or somewhere else), you can check out Gotoco, the organisation I am going with, and apply here. (FYI, this is a referral link and if you apply through it, I may get extra funding toward my trip, which would be very nice.)

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