A N I N T R O D U C T I O N
Hi. I’m Chesca, a 28 year old who left her desk job in pursuit of something a little more… free.
Now don’t get me wrong, I loved my job. I was a writer and content editor for a big retail company. I lived, in my humble opinion, in the most beautiful and scenic part of England. I could head to the beach one evening and watch the waves crash on the cliffs, or I could climb a granite tor on Dartmoor and feed the wild ponies. I had amazing friends. I lived with my boyfriend in a little apartment in the city. I had everything it seemed. But, if the sun was shining I still had to come into work. I couldn’t take more than 2 weeks off at a time. I had to ask permission to take a day off. And I absolutely hated that.
What is life if you are living the same day over and over again? I needed new horizons, new sunrises and new experiences. I wanted to feel the anxious tension you only get when you aren’t quite sure what’s going to happen next.
I probably sound horrifically entitled right now, but I really did hate the office life. The only thing I really loved was my writing. My writing and my filmmaking actually, although I’m much more of an amateur behind the camera than I am sat at a keyboard. But it really is true that we should do more of what we love, so that’s exactly what I did.
T H E B L O G
I explored and photographed and filmed and wrote. Ben and I sacked in the jobs, we sold the flat and packed our life into 50l rucksacks. Chesca is Lost is the result of many failed blogging attempts and a decision to just ‘actually stick with this one, okay’. It’s less of a ‘Top 10 Things to do in Bali’ and more a journal of my own experiences. Getting lost is, in my opinion, a very fulfilling way of living life. The known path gives you a certain result. The unknown path has infinite potential. I want you to find out what I love about a place, see the potential that it holds for you and find inspiration for your own travels. Sometimes I’m on the tourist trail, sometimes I’m off the beaten path. But wherever I am, all I want to do is somehow capture the magic of a place and transport you there, wherever in the world you are reading from.