Hi everyone! Welcome to WanderingPapaya.
So, who am I?
My name is Kaya Agnew, and I love travel and everything associated with it. New experiences, new people, breathtaking views, how the highs almost always outweigh the lows, and the inevitable culture shocks. On this blog, I will be writing about my past and present travels and things I have learned along the way.
I am 22 years old, vegetarian, and I, along with my boyfriend Shaun, quit my job to travel South East Asia for several months. I began the University of Dundee in 2013, thinking that that was setting me up for what I wanted to do – study a subject I wasn’t sure if I even liked, graduate, get a job. I can tell you that the year I began was great – but for all the wrong reasons. Like all new university students, I made new friends, drank far too much and ate far too much pizza. I soon realised I hated the course I was in, and I was miserable. After developing severe anxiety and having panic attacks most nights, I decided enough was enough, and I left. I had gone to university without even questioning if there were any other options in life – and I feel that there is an immense pressure on young people to do the same.
Since leaving university I worked full time over the past two and a half years, and last year, Shaun and I thought screw it and decided to save up and follow our dreams.
Travel is without a doubt what makes me happiest, and I’ve realised that sometimes it’s OK to put your own happiness before anyone else’s opinions.
I hope you enjoy my ramblings, and I hope you follow your dreams.