9-5 VS Backpacking

Hi Loves, how are we? I just thought I’d write a post explaining why I’m quitting my 9-5 job to go backpacking.

If you follow me on twitter you would’ve seen how I’ve been bragging about my job being so amazing and my manager being so lovely. So you might be asking yourself “Rosie, why are you giving your comfortable, perfect job up for backpacking?” Well I have 3 reasons.

Longing for change

I have always, always and I mean always wanted to do this. I’ve been talking about travelling Southeast Asia since I was in year 8 at school, so what that’s since I was 12/13 years old. I’ve wanted to experience the Asian culture.

I traveled a lot before I started this blog so … One minute, I mean resumed this blog, get it right Rosie god! and don’t get me wrong everything has been amazing but I want something outside of Europe. I’ll leave a few pictures of my travels of Europe below.

My health

Everyone who reads my blog or follows me on Twitter will know I have really struggled with my health this year. It has been a real journey for me and to have my psychiatrist at the start of the year say absolutely no travel to me to now say yes and giving me the green light is astonishing. Bipolar psychosis comes out between 21 – 25 and i’m 23. I never know if I’m going to have a psychosis episode so I have to take opportunities when they arise.

This trip is such a big deal because it’s for months not days. It will be the first time all year that I will go months without seeing my psychiatrist team. If i wait then who knows what will happen, I could be sectioned within a year. I mean, I really hope I’m not, I’ve worked bloody hard to make sure I’m not… Imagine my psychiatrists face, not impressed.

Anyway, moral of the story, I’ve worked hard I need a break from 9-5.


My star sign is Sagittarius. Why that’s important in this discussion, why my friend I’ll tell you. Sagittariuses are known for travel. We can’t keep still.  Check your out at https://www.horoscope.com/zodiac-signs The first thing they say about Sagittarius’s is

“Independent and strong-willed, Sagittarius personalities are all about going off the beaten path. Sagittarius isn’t afraid to step away from the pack, and is a natural born leader who goes after what he or she wants, regardless of what other people think. Sagittarius is a born adventurer, and loves solo travel and exploration. Sagittarius also loves exploring the inner workings of their minds, and love stretching their horizons through a good book or movie.”

It’s literally written in the stars that I will travel.

Why Quit then? You just got there

Yes, I’ve only been in my job for three months. I know – scandalous! But I simply want the freedom to go for however long I want. I don’t want to be cautious of time. I just want to live my life. Quitting was one of the hardest things for me to do but I had to do it. There will be other jobs but like I say, this opportunity may never come around again.

2 thoughts on “9-5 VS Backpacking

  1. Go for it!! You’re going to love travelling south east Asia! I spent a couple of months in Thailand and Cambodia which was amazing. I really want to explore more though but holidays will have to do for now! Xxx

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