There are times in life when things just don’t work out the way we planned. I thought I would be a well known fashion designer, living in Manhattan, making loads of money, and living the dream. Turns out, that dream was kind of overrated. Today, my life looks a little different.

I quit my job, gave up my New York City apartment, and put my belongings in storage. Now I live out of a backpack and have never been happier. Someone once said, “I’d rather have a passport full of stamps then a house full of stuff” and I couldn’t agree more.

Over the next year, I’m going to explore new places, experience different cultures, try incredible foods, and start checking off my bucket list. This incredible journey begins in South East Asia, and I hope you’ll follow along with me.