Why I’m Leaving My Dream Job In Fashion To Go Travelling

If you’re a regular reader you might have noticed that I’ve dropped a few hints that I have a big trip coming up. I’ve finally broken the news to work that I’m leaving, so now I feel I can share the details with you.

On the 14th February, my boyfriend Will and I are leaving for Nepal, the first stop on our 3 month adventure around South East Asia. I am so excited for all of the adventures and also a little bit nervous! I’ve never been away from Western culture for so long and I think that will be the biggest adjustment.

A little bit of background…

I studied Fashion Management at the London College of Fashion and I’ve always wanted to work in fashion, but I never really knew which sector. Then, I ended up working at a model agency, and it’s the best job I’ve ever had.

I work with an amazing group of people and a lovely team. Every day is so varied and different, whether it’s planning an event, attending a photo shoot or days of meetings around London.

So naturally, it was a tough decision to leave. And it was really tough breaking the news too.


Why I'm Leaving My Dream Job In Fashion To Go Travelling

(A picture from my trip to Disney World in the summer which I just thought was fitting!)

Why I’m leaving my dream job to go travelling…

Because the idea of it fills me with excitement

I think one of the main things for me, is that when I picture myself exploring these new locations and spending 3 months immersed in different culture it fills me with nothing but excitement and joy. I’m so excited to see what adventures the world has to offer.

You have to take risks in life in order to grow

I truly think you’ll never grow in life if you never take any risks. Whether that’s something like attending an event your nervous about or leaving your life behind to explore the world. They’re all risks in one way or another. Once you have the confidence in yourself to follow through, you will only be stronger. You never know how you’ll come out the other side – isn’t that exciting?

You have to have confidence in yourself and your abilities

This is a big one for me. And it’s something my Dad actually pointed out. He said to me that if quitting your dream job and trusting that things will work out isn’t confidence in yourself then what is.

I don’t know what’s going to happen when I get back. I might end up back at my job which would be amazing. But I might not, and that’s where you have to have confidence in yourself. That you will be able to achieve something just as good, or who knows, maybe even better!

Why I'm Leaving My Dream Job In Fashion To Go Travelling

I don’t want to look back and wish that I had

Everyone I’ve met who has travelled has absolutely no regrets. I’m so happy and comfortable in my job right now and I love it. But I don’t know where it’s going to take me and I don’t want to look back in 5 years time and think that I should have gone.

If not now then when?

If you keep waiting for the perfect moment you will never do it. There’s never going to be a ‘perfect’ time. You will always have to quit a job or miss a birthday. If not now then when?

I hope that this has inspired you, even if you have no plans to travel. Maybe it’s just to do something you’ve always wanted to but never have, for whatever reason. But all in all, life has a funny way of working out and you just have to trust yourself. 

Why I'm Leaving My Dream Job In Fashion To Go Travelling

I thought i’d finish this post with this picture of us after we got caught in a snow storm, hiking up a hill to explore a cave in Slovenia. This picture makes me smile because we both had every right to be totally miserable at this point. But we weren’t. And that to me shows I couldn’t have picked a better person for the next adventure.

Thanks for reading if you made it this far!

Frances x