Camilla: My fantastic 2014

2014 for me has honestly been, the best year of my life.

I was lucky enough to have a 6 month sabbatical from work, and have just got back from travelling around South East Asia and Europe.

Time really does fly when you’re having fun. It’s hard to believe I have been to Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Italy, Budapest, Prague Berlin and Amsterdam all in the last few months! But I did, honest. I even have photos to prove it!

I have seen sights that I will never forget and have done things I am so proud of and never dreamt I would do!

My main accomplishment is my change of heart with the sea. I went from being too terrified to even snorkel – to qualifying as an advanced open water PADI certified Scuba Diver! I have been to 30m and I love it.

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The whole experience was just life changing.

I had the pleasure of seeing lions, tigers, bears, sharks, snakes, scorpions, monkeys and elephants. In Vietnam I visited the war museums and Cu Chi Tunnels where I fired a real life AK 47. I pretended to be Lara Croft at the temples of Angkor in Cambodia – where Tomb Raider was filmed! I’ve seen the most amazing temples and have climbed 1,237 stairs to reach a giant golden Buddah. I endured regular 15+ hour bus journeys, the most testing being 26 hours on a local bus (Hanoi, Vietnam to Vang Vieng, Laos). I rode a motorbike through what can only be described as Jurassic park (Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, Vietnam) and I also rode a motorbike 100 miles across a mountain in North Thailand to get to Pai, a remote mountain town. I was in Chiang Mai for the Crazy Songkran Water Festival and I was also lucky enough to do a 3 day live aboard and dive in the Andaman Sea and visit the flawless Similian Islands. It really is hard to try and put all of this into one blog entry!

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As well as the obvious perks of travelling; the white sand beaches, crystal blue seas and skies and the delicious food… I can honestly say I have learnt some valuable life skills whilst I was away. As well as being a professional sunbather, I can proudly say I only need as many clothes and cosmetics that will fit in a 60L backpack. I didn’t think it was possible.

On a serious note – I learnt a lot about myself and what I want from my future. I have come back a lot better at budgeting. My time management has improved. Having built friendships with people from all over the world, I consider my networking skills to have improved. I have learnt that behind every person lie many interesting stories. I have also come back humbled and determined to work hard and be successful.

I am so grateful and lucky Bright gave me the chance to experience this amazing journey. Sat back in my office and back at my desk I can honestly say – I am so glad to be here. I am so determined to work hard… which is lucky because since I have been back we have been busier than ever!

The company is in a really strong position right now – and we need more people!

We are looking for a Trainee Consultant as well as Experienced Consultants to join us.

If you or anyone else you know are looking for a new opportunity please do get in touch with us we would love to speak with you! For more info you can contact me on camilla@brightexecutive.com

I will leave you with a few more photos – I’m not trying to make you jealous……………..

 

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