The closer I’m getting to leaving Perth, the more I’m wondering what I’m going to do with myself next year if I don’t have the money to continue cycling. I’m not going to be able to have a definite plan until the month before I come home, so I’m just going to have to have some ideas at the ready. The first priority will be finding job with which I can support myself. I’m not sure whether I will want to jump straight into a professional position or bide by time with a part-time job just to get by while I decide on which path I want to take. I fear that jumping into a professional role will lock me into a way of thinking that I think I want to avoid – one in which I see myself settling down. I could forgo a job altogether and find an opportunity to continue travelling with next to no money, such as becoming a crew member on a sailing yacht. Or I could chase a job, but one that is located in a place I have never been, maybe even back overseas. Yet another alternative is to return to school and complete a PhD to extend my current studies, or even direct myself onto a new academic path via a Masters course. The possibilities are endless if I keep an open mind. I’m very curious to know what is going to happen. If all goes well though, before the year is over I will have secured some kind of grant that will allow me to tackle Africa on the bike next year.

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