I first went overseas at the tender age of seven – my family packed up our life in South Africa and flew halfway across the world for a better life. Since then, I’ve always had a broader understanding of life outside the box of Victoria, and have travelled to all sorts of places since then, and by my 20th birthday, I had been to over 20 countries. Extensive travel had always been part of my plan and since first starting uni I had always said, “When I finish my degree, I’m going to travel the world for a few years.” Uni started in 2007, 6 years ago, and so for quite some time I’ve been itching to announce it, but things just hadn’t been lined up until now.
So we are now packing up our lives, selling (almost) everything and going for as long and far as our savings will take us, and as of June we will no longer have a home address, but rather be living on the road. We are hoping this will last at least a year, if not two, and we hope to cover Europe, parts of the U.S.A, and as much of Central and South America. After that, who knows.
So the reason I’m announcing this here is probably pretty obvious. For a while, I had no idea what to do with So Little Time Co., but I knew I wanted to keep it alive. Keep coming up with new ideas and building up stockists as I travel around, with continual inspiration everywhere I turn. I had to ask myself “Could we really do that? Could we really travel and run a business all at the same time”? Well I’d like to announce that we will be attempting it, and that thanks to our teams growth (yep we’ve taken on some help), it might just be possible. You’ll have to bear with us as we sort out the logistics of it all, but I have high hopes for the new dynamics and am very excited to introduce our new team structure (more on that later).
We leave in June, and will be writing a blog on the road, which I promise to share, and would love for you to read. In the mean time, we’ll be appearing at two more markets for the rest of, well probably the next year or so at least, so make sure to pop past our stall this weekend at Finders Keepers.