I’m Anne, a social anthropologist, high school teacher and wannabe writer desperately trying to work to live rather than live to work. I’m sure it can be done; I’m just not very good at it yet.
In the past, life was a lot more adventurous. I lived, worked and travelled in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia and Europe. What was meant to be a gap year ended up as a gap decade. I saw a lot, did a lot, experienced a lot and learnt a lot. Then I decided to get a more formal education and spent over seven years in London collecting certificates to prove how clever I am.
I now live in Manchester, which means that as a 40-something I can afford to live in a house of my own rather than a room-share and still have money to go travelling.
I’m passionate about not wasting a moment of life and the older I get the more I realise ruts are not meant for me. Seriously. I behave very irrationally when I think I might be getting stuck in one.
Instead, I want to go to new places and revisit favourite places; read books by authors no-one’s ever heard of; cook with ingredients that I’m not really sure how to pronounce, let alone use. Most of all, I never want to stop experiencing and learning.
I’m not brave and I’m not rich. I’m not even particularly fit. But I do believe that if you want something badly enough, you can find a way to achieve it.
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