I try not to have regrets or think ‘what if’ but there is one thing that I do think about a lot…
What if I had my big OE back in my twenties? Would I feel the same way about travel now if I had gone overseas then?
It’s a right of passage for a lot of Kiwi’s to do the ‘Big OE’ – or Overseas Experience, known to Aussies & the Brits as a ‘Gap Year’. You know when you head overseas with hundreds of other ex-pats to work for minimum wage and live in a broom closet with 15 other Aussies & Kiwi’s in Shepherd’s Bush in London.
I do think that everything happens for a reason and there are obviously reasons why I didn’t do my OE but I still wonder every now & then
“Who would I be now if I had gone to England 20 years ago?”
“Would I have the same love for London if I had spent two years living there in my 20’s?”
“Would I be living in Australia now if I had made different choices when I was younger?
Who really knows!