My Story so Far
How moving to Australia, was a happy accident.
How I started living in Australia – by accident
Picture this: It’s January 2020. I was 33, single and recently moved back home from being burnt out from my TV producer job in London, and with no idea what to do next. Having everything I owned in a storage unit, and back in my childhood room was not part of the life plan. So I did what any normal person would do, and decided to travel Australia for a month.
It was amazing, a road trip down The Great Ocean Road, visiting my dad, drinking amazing coffee, and then the day I was meant to fly back to merry old England, I decided I wasn’t ready to leave it. I was going to stay a few more weeks and figure my life out. The very next day, Covid lockdown began. I had an amazing time staying with family, although I also didn’t have any friends I wasn’t related too.
Looking back, I could never have guessed how my entire life would change. But here’s the cliff notes:
June 2020: Made my first TikTok
July 2020: Went viral (my mum was very impressed as I was even above Trump in the news.
August 2020: Got a job videoing cheese, (yea, that was real), and all because of TikTok, and moved to the Sunshine Coast.
January 2021: Lost Job. Got another one for a YouTube Company
May 2021: Convinced sister to move to Australia. Told her drying clothes was super easy here and she wouldn’t need a tumble dryer.
December 2021: Went on a super awkward date. Not important to overall story but sympathy is nice.
September 2021: Gave a talk for the labour women’s union. And stuff dozen of Lindors in my jacket pocket.
January 2022: Lost another job (geez, can a girl not get a break here)
January 2022: Screw it, I’m going to work for myself. It’s now or never.
March 2022: Sister moves to Australia with husband and nephew. Torrential rain and floods for the next six weeks. Turns out a tumble dryer would have been very handy. But, Pancake Saturdays are now a thing.
July 2022: Released a course ‘Moving to Austral-Yah’. And I’m pretty proud.
August 2022: I turned 36. But still look, awesome.
Isn’t that the million dollar question. My sister thinks I work in IT, and my mum tell’s people I’m on ‘The TikTak’. I work with brands, charities, and for my own channel. My goal? To make people laugh.
Some days are easier than others, but with coffee and Jesus (and a second coffee), I can do anything.