So yesterday was not a perfect day as far my plan to keep it under 800, in fact I probably had double that amount. The killer was the fact that I had some food left over (!?) from my binge the night before. So it wasn't actually a binge, but whatever. It was more than anticipated.
Anyway, today will be better.
I thought I'd talk about my travelling in this post, cuz I do tend to travel a bit more than average (although I wouldn't say a lot, because there are some people I know who leave the country every weekend) - let me also preface this by saying that because I live in London it makes it hella easy to get around the world. A fact that I would miss dearly if I had to leave - which I do plan to do as soon as I get citizenship here. I'm planning to move to Singapore or Dubai (and have sleepovers with Sammy Lupin 😜).
The first thing is my job, I work in conferences and events. I am a content producer for these events. So when you all of the marketing content, agendas, speakers and any other campaign content - I put that together. And essentially because everything in media revolves around content, I project manage all the sales and marketing around the event. So I run about four or five, 300 person events. Now obviously, if you are a company who specialises in digital media, it makes sense you'd do these around the world instead of running six in one country - this is a big competitive space - so because I am the project leader on these things, I have to travel there to run them. I have been very fortunate in the (many) jobs that I've had that I have worked globally.
My job is certainly not easy and it isn't for the feint hearted, it's risky and a fuck up costs a lot of money. But, over the years I've become quite good at it so I get these cool new projects to work on.
This year upcoming I'll be in New York twice and San Francisco (to visit Facebook, Google, Apple, Twitter, Reddit, YouTube, etc - jealous yet? 😘).
So that's how I manage to travel for work and so far it's taken me from Nigeria to San Diego and maybe places in between. Travelling for work isn't an unheard of thing these days and generally you just have to look around for a job that has this as a requirement. I will also say, be careful what you wish for - around this time last year, I was burnt out and tired from having so many trips back to back.
My upcoming trips are just cuz I love doing them. I love to travel alone. There is a world of backpackers out there who just want to have fun and party - my MO. It is scary in the beginning, but I swear it's worth it. Find a party hostel, get a few drinks and speak to strangers. Interrupt conversations, play beer pong and get sloppy.
That in a nutshell, my dear friends is how I travel. I will say that I have a particular attitude in life - because I am reckless and irresponsible - what is the worst that can happen?
I am always very confident that I can look after myself no matter what the circumstance and I know all the bullshit of my life has made me strong - so things like Egypt, I'm not scared. World - do your worst.
(And Sammy, I'm dying to come to Bahrain - it's gonna happen! I have sworn off men many times, you only fail when you stop trying right? *big cheesy grin*)
Peace & Love