In March 2014 I started giving up helping out at stupid St. Michael’s Catholic Church Youth Groups and I started writing this website/blog. I had already create a Geocities website that went somewhere when I was 18 and then I made movies with Lego until I was 22 and stuck in a boring dishwasher job.
I was inspired to create Overland Metalhead, not because of Heavy Metal music or my time spent in Heavy Metal festival camping. I was inspired to write more about travel thanks to Jonny Blair of “Don’t Stop Living”.
Jonny Blair went through allot in 9 years of travel. Even though I have only been traveling casually since April 2010, it’s Jonny Blair that got me back out there traveling after 17 months off the road.
I had the opportunity to meet Jonny Blair on the 30th of April 2016. This was before he retired from Full Time traveling. I asked him what would be the best advice for Income and he said “JUST TAKE A JOB AND NOT GIVE A RATS ARSE ABOUT THE JOB OR THE CAREER PATHWAY”
“ALWAYS BE AFTER THE MONEY NO MATTER HOW SHIT THE JOB IS” ~Jonny Blair
If I could meet Graham Hughes I would ask him
- Do people really get free rides on Cargo ships in the Caribbean and Pacific Islands?
- Is it ever worth being in a relationship with a woman when you don’t stay in the same city for long?
Johnny Ward is a traveling Irishman who can inspire anyone to give up the "9 to 5 lifestyle" and just travel. I mean who want’s to spend the rest of their life working in an office or kitchen. I DON’T
I have spoken to Johnny Ward on Facebook a few times and its mainly to do with VISA’s for different countries, But if I am going to visit Bangkok one day, meet Jonny Ward and buy him 2 Chang Beers. I would ask him
- Has the Anxiety of failure ever gotten to that you worry that if you went broke your travel lifestyle would be over?
- I have a bad habit of telling rejected employers to "GO FUCK THEMSELVES" because they have rejected me for a job that I could do. How on earth do you deal with rejection without swearing at them?
Now I saw Joanna Lumley at the Melbourne premier of “Absolutely Fabulous” and it made a grown man cry. Even though I didn’t get to say HI to her, I still believe that one day I could bump into her in the UK.
Watching the AB FAB movie, did inspire me to want to move back to the UK and deal with their system of bullshit and long waiting times.
So if I was to have a meeting with Ms Lumley I would ask her the following 2 questions
- Do you pay for your own VISAs when you go traveling on BBC Documentary’s? Its because VISA to countries like: China, Russia, Sudan and Ethiopian can be expensive than a night out in London
- If you have lived in London for so many years, then how on earth do you not get bored being in the same city for most of the year