Snorkelling in Vietnam

Some opportunities come about just once in a lifetime; especially those that make you feel giddy with excitement like going on a first date. When they appear, take that leap and go for it. Embrace the new challenge and put yourself out there.

I had a dream that I was travelling and taking part in exciting new opportunities, representing a brand I love while living spontaneously AND it was all being paid for.

STOP THE PRESS!

It wasn’t a dream. Lastminute.com are ACTUALLY looking for a spontaneity champion and are funding up to £50k for a year of spontaneous travel and experiences to one deserving aspirant.

Passionate about travel? Tick… Spontaneous? Tick… Love trying new things? Tick! Sign me up.

There was one minor detail of having to put together a video as part of the entry. It wasn’t an area of expertise for me (aka had never put together a video before), but I wasn’t going to let that stand in my way. I spent all weekend watching YouTube tutorials and shooting videos around London (with the assistance of my fabulous accomplice Mike, who even forfeited watching the All Blacks vs Ireland rugby game to help me).

It was a fun new challenge. Not only did I enjoy putting it together, but it also got me to be a tourist in my own city and look at places I have been before differently.

The Final Product

Let me know what you think of my video entry in the comments. I will be keeping my fingers crossed for when the semi-finalists are announced on 6 December. Such an incredible opportunity that aligns perfectly with my goals and loves in life.

I love nothing more than travelling somewhere on a whim and being spontaneous. I enjoy the mystery, the thrill of the unknown, being flexible and the excitement that feeling free brings.

A Past Spontaneous Getaway

One Friday afternoon I called a best friend of mine (who lived in a different part of New Zealand) to ask if she wanted to go to Sydney, Australia the following day with me for the weekend.

She thought I was a bit crazy, hung up, then called me back a couple of hours later and agreed. We booked and less than 12 hours later – including a three hour international flight – we met in Sydney for a fun, spontaneous getaway.

Sometimes the best plans are the ones that are unplanned.

Embracing spontaneity,

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  • Wow what an amazing opportunity!! Def hope you win and i will be following your adventures with great interest

    Paulo coelho said the whole universe conspires in your favor when you follow your personal legend so this opportunity is no coincidence ^_^

    Good luck!

    • Thank you so much Jocelina. It is such an incredible opportunity. It has me written all over it 🙂 Fingers crossed for when they announce the semi-finalists next week.