Life on the road - The Good, The bad & The experience

In my 25 short years, I've been very lucky to have experienced quite a few varied job roles. Call it luck or just being in the right place at the right time but for someone who didn't complete a degree I think I've done pretty okay.

I've booked taxis, worked front of house, organised and attended some of the most luxury events whilst working for the Lord Mayor of London, booking meetings for government to now living on the road.

I can't tell you exactly where I work or what I do but I can tell you that no two days are the same and I get to experience some beautiful locations across the UK because of it.
Working away was one of the reasons why my blog was put on the back burner for so long but thanks to a chat with my friend Lucy, she got me to realise that I can incorporate my work and the place it takes me into my blog. So thank you Lucy, I wish we had that conversation sooner...

So I thought I'd share with you my thoughts on the good, the bad and the the eventful of living out of a suitcase.

The Good

  • Travelling the UK: You may not know this about me but I love to travel, whether that be jumping on a plane or taking a drive down the motorway. Seen I've been working with this company I have seen so many locations that I probably wouldn't have thought about going to. Some I've loved, some I haven't but I've been allowed to discover and explore.
  • My travel "family": It was really important for me to build a good relationship with my colleagues and feel as at home as I can living on the road so my colleagues have become my second family. I honestly now can't imagine my life any other way than being with them.
  • No two days are the same: Before being on the road I used to work the usual 9-5 which had its pros and its cons, the biggest being that I hated doing the same thing everyday but now I can say, hand on heart, everyday is so different. Yes, there are elements of my day that are always the same routine but nine times out of ten my day is so unpredictable.

The Bad

  • I'm always away from home: One of the flaws of the job really. I knew before I signed the contract that I wouldn't always be near to my home city and I'm fine with that. I don't really get homesick or miss home but sometimes I just miss my home environment, you know, my creature comforts, the little things. When I do get to visit home, it makes me appreciate that time so much more.
  • One day off is not enough: My job is pretty full on, near enough 24/7, which don't get me wrong I love otherwise I'd get bored so when it comes to my day off, I try to kick back, relax and unwind but it's not as easy as it sounds! Imagine working 24/7 (pretty much) for 6 days out of 7 and having 24 hours to eat, sleep, relax and repeat the same 6 day schedule. Tough, eh? 
  • You miss the little things: I wrote a post here about the little things that I miss so much about home life. You really don't know what you have until it's gone.

The Experience

  • My patience as grown so much: So my patience levels are really low, don't judge me I get it from my dad. However, ever since I started working with my company, I've found my patience has risen. Is this the end of a snappy Dionne? Who knows?
  • I've learnt so much about myself: I have grown so much as a person, I've learnt what makes me strong, what I don't like, what I do like, what makes me cry and what makes me laugh. The people I love and how I can improve on what I do.

The past 10 months have been a rollercoaster of emotions but I wouldn't change it for the world! I have learnt so much about myself, the good, the bad and everything rolled into one. I love my job despite the ups and downs and I wouldn't change anything!

Dionne x

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