I messed up just to save £100. I strongly advise not doing what I did if you value sleep, dignity, your soul.
Let me flick back to circa 6th June, 2015. My inimical optimism didn’t intend to fudge future Dean over, but it did and still usually does.
“Oh, future Dean won’t mind travelling from Manchester Airport to save some money. And he definitely won’t mind the 11pm train from Euston that lasts 3 hours. And he won’t mind waiting in Manchester Piccadilly Station until 4.21am to catch a train to Manchester Airport to wait around until his flight at 11am, which also happens to be a connecting flight consisting of one 7 hour slog and another 6 hour fun ride in the sky.”
I’m back! I conquered America with amazing people, beautiful scenery and heaps of ridiculous fun. It’s going to take me a little bit of time to write the journal of these two phenomenal weeks, but let me just tease you this:
It was the best Trek America experience I’ve ever had.
I’ve lived in London for 14 months. According to my Costa Coffee Club card, I’ve accrued £17.40 in reward points in that time. I’ve also purchased 3 inflatable beds and have lived in six different areas of London.
It’s an exhausting yet rewarding experience to move around the city and try somewhere new. It feels like you ‘unlock’ a new section of London. You create a meaning and a piece of you stays there. I feel fortunate to have bounced around so much in such a little amount of time. But it’s also tiring and I have a subconscious longing to settle in the right place.
The longest I’ve stayed in one area of London is six months. It has also, by far, been my favourite place to live as of yet.
My current WIP novel started as three ridiculous paragraphs that I wrote to try and make my friend laugh. I had no intention of creating a fourth, let alone trying to flesh it out into a beefy novel. But, here I am, a few months later sitting in Look Mum No Hands feeling like Look Mum I’ve Written 27,000 Words.
This word count relates to the first of three proposed parts of the novel. This could not have been possible if I didn’t actually spend a few moments plotting the thing.
How Did I Do It?
There are two things that I don’t do:[su_list]
INTRODUCING TREK REFLECTIONS
Trek America is an adventure tour operator that offers exciting group tours across North America. I’ve been on two tours already and have a third planned for August 2015. As a way of celebrating my obsession for all things Trek, I will be feature articles on the website that’ll include tips for trekking, past trekker reviews, news about Trek America or personal reflections on aspects of my completed tours. These articles will be known as…
Hey, I'm Dean. I'm 26 and stuck between London and Wonderland. I'm a Trek America enthusiast, aspiring author and cheesy songwriter.Join me for ridiculous updates on all things Trek, travel and writing!