Welcome to my cosy corner of the internet! Grab a yourself a cuppa and let’s get to know each other.
My name is Ellen and I’m a wandering millennial trying to fill my days with meaning. I’m especially curious about the world and its people. I can usually be found in a library or devouring street food somewhere. Join me as I navigate my way through the ‘worldly journey’ of life.
What is the point of this blog?
Like most ‘millennials’, I don’t really know what I’m doing with my life. However, the idea that life consists of working hard in a boring job so that I can feed myself and maybe buy some nice things makes me feel disillusioned. I don’t want to slave my life away for an economic system that makes (most) humans miserable and kills the planet. So, what am I going to do with my days instead?
I don’t know yet. I’m a work in progress. And that’s okay.
However, I do know that travelling, connecting with people, learning new things and following my curiosity makes me feel a bit less disillusioned with the world. So I that’s what I’m gonna keep doing! And I’ll write all about it here.
What I’ve been up to
If you’re a nosey internet stalker like me, here are some things about me that might be interesting.
I’m from the small town of Devonport, Tasmania. As a teenager, I didn’t cope very well with the rules and expectations of my conservative family and religious school. I had to get off the island.
I moved to Melbourne at eighteen to study a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws at Monash University. Still not sure if I want to be a lawyer, though.
In 2015, I studied abroad in Istanbul at Bogazici University (BEST EXPERIENCE EVERR!). I realised that I needed a break from studying so I took a ‘gap semester.’ I spent two months travelling solo in India, then one month back in my beloved Turkey, then two months exploring Europe.
Now I’m back in Melbourne studying, working (a much nicer job) and volunteering. I’m already plotting my next escape.