About

Hi! My name is Peta.

I was a dedicated backpacker in the 90s, a pseudo flashpacker in the noughties and I now find myself on the brink of my next adventure…. as a 30-something Unpacker.

An Unpacker (as defined by me) is a person, typically in their 30s or 40s, who has found themselves at a crossroad in life and uses travel as a form of therapy.

You see, I’ve reached a stage in life where I have ticked most of the boxes and I’ve got to tell you, it isn’t as satisfying as I thought it would be. I have a great job but it doesn’t fulfil me; I’m married to a gorgeous man that needs to send me meeting requests to schedule 1:1 time; I live in a lovely house in a community I don’t feel connected to and I’m at an age where I’ve lost most of my friends to motherhood (a life event I will never embark on).

It would be easy to just keep going this way – in fact, it is very tempting. But instead it’s time to unpack how I got to this point and where I want to go to next. So, I convinced my husband to put our life in boxes, press pause on our careers and dust off our backpacks to travel around the world for a year.

These are my stories as I embark on my Unpacking adventure, where I will be taking inspiration from destinations around the world, to work out the life I want to live and who I genuinely want to become.

Wish me luck!

P xxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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