My Forever Story with Dior #AD

I feel very lucky to be working with Dior Makeup, to promote their new Forever Foundations, sharing with you my ‘Forever Story’ – something that’s shaped who I am.

I planned a round the world trip in my lunch break and it changed my life forever!  

Going straight into full-time work at the age of 18, I ended up with a pretty cool job in media sales & pr – but after years of working 60+hr weeks I was increasingly exhausted and unfulfilled.  It turned out the career success I’d been so driven to achieve was good for my CV and bank account, but not so great for my soul.

One lunchtime, having just returned from a holiday, I was feeling jet lagged – not only from the flight home, but my life in general too. Sitting at my desk, I had an overwhelming urge to do something drastic and change my life. I’d dreamt for years of going to Borneo to see Orangutans in the wild AND when you look on the map there are so many other amazing countries close by – so on the spur of the moment and before I lost courage, I walked into my boss’s office, sat down and said I was considering leaving my job but wanted to ask first if there was any chance of me taking a career break to travel. He amazed me by saying yes – and literally an hour later I’d planned my route and the flights were booked!

A big change in my life was about to begin – because ultimately, travel changed my view on everything. It gave me so much more confidence, really clarified what was important to me and showed me what wonderful experiences and people are out there to be discovered.

When I got back to the UK, I left my job and enrolled in a Psychotherapy Degree as a mature student and although I returned to my writing and PR roots workwise, my travel experiences have continued to influence both my life and hobbies in a big way ever since.

If I hadn’t gone travelling, I doubt I would now be splitting my time between the UK and a little Spanish island I’ve grown to love so much. See more about my travels here.

Forever Skin Glow in Shade 1,5N is the foundation for me, click the pics or here.

It gives a super smooth and glowy look to the skin that lasts all day, so well worth trying if you like a luminous look – there’s also a velvet matte formula too if you prefer that finish.

So what has influenced who and where you are today? Tell me, I’d love to hear your story! ♥

Outdoor Photo credits: Nick Chester Photography here

Other Images & Photo Editing: Boho & Blush

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