It turns out that having no access to wifi and very limited 3G connection can be a bit of a hindrance when you are trying to write a travel blog. Weird, hey?
Living in the Australian bush is a lifestyle in itself (read more about that here). Being in the middle of nowhere does have its benefits – namely the money they have to pay you to get you to stay there. But, its drawback is that you have to commit to withdrawing yourself from the online world. A sacrifice I am finding very hard to accept.
I love blogging and I love the internet. A lot of my time unashamedly revolves around scrolling through Bloglovin’, watching Youtube and being inspired by my favourite online writers and thinkers.
True, it is sometimes a blessing to detox. To put down your phone and look up once in a while. But when the internet is necessary for pursuing your dreams and career, a bit of wifi can’t hurt.
It is with a heavy heart that I have to admit that I can’t keep this blog as up-to-date and relevant as I would like, due to this lack of communication with the outside world. When I have to rush to create content on my two days off, it feels like I’m not producing my best work. I don’t want this site to become a hurried collection of mediocre pieces I’ve quickly typed up before I succeed the internet cafe’s download limits.
So, for the next month or so The Student Travels will be slowing down a bit. I’m still going to post when I can and carry on with my monthly updates, Instagrams, Tweets, Snapchats (@studenttravels) and Facebook posts. Only the blog posts will be taking a bit of a rest.
However, when I’m back in the real world there will be SO MUCH exciting news to share. In my absence I am going to working on a shiny new project that I can’t wait to tell you about.
It will change everything.
So, until then folks. This is definitely not goodbye. Just a see ya later.