Taking a Leap of Faith

Recently I was interviewed by the lovely team from the website Quotefetti, where I shared how my life has changed by moving overseas this year.

I’ve decided to share a snippet of the article on The Emasphere, so I hope you enjoy!

Angkor Wat Cambodia

What did your ‘old’ life look like?

I was living in Melbourne, working really hard and working crazy hours, all while dealing with chronic pain (caused by two car accidents). Every day I dreamt of taking a holiday and exploring the world. Finally I got to a point where I had had enough. I was absolutely exhausted, mentally and physically. It was time for a change!

Was there a single event or trigger that made you act? What motivated you to change?

There wasn’t a particular trigger that made me want to make a change. I just realised I wasn’t happy because I wasn’t doing what I loved. I wanted to travel and experience different countries and cultures, I didn’t want to be stuck in an office working long hours for the rest of my life.

So I decided to quit my job, go travelling and move from Melbourne to the UK! A bit of a dramatic change, I know!

Conwy Tower, Wales

What does your life look like now? How is it different?

After I finished at my job, I travelled around Asia for three months with my amazing partner, Tim. We had a fabulous time and had such a well-deserved break. At the end of our trip I was so motivated and I felt like I had revived all my creativity. I started to throw my energy into starting a travel, lifestyle and fashion blog, something I’ve wanted to do for ages!

After Asia we came straight to the UK and moved into a gorgeous apartment in the north of England. I’m working hard on establishing my blog, The Emasphere, as well as working on other various online projects. We’re also enjoying exploring the UK and we’re planning to travel more around Europe next year.

So by moving to the other side of the world and working for myself, I guess almost everything about my life is different now! I still deal with daily chronic pain, but because I’m working towards making my dreams come true, and I’m doing something I’m passionate about, I’m so much happier!

To see the full article or to simply check out the gorgeous Quotefetti website, just click here!

E. Xx

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  • A very motivational post I really enjoyed reading this 🙂 You seem like a really lovely and inspiring lady! It’s a pleasure to meet you virtually.

    Your adventures certainly seemed life changing, it’s so important that you enjoy life, have faith, and most importantly be happy.

    I have been building my faith over the past few years, I attend a lovely church which helps with that and the people are so kind-hearted. Also I started a fitness kick in 2012 which really helped too 🙂

    Great post!

    Laura xo


  • Gorgeous photos, and a lovely interview
    So inspiring to read how you took a chance and are now living the life you dreamed of!

    What Raj Wants

  • This is so incredibly inspiring to read! I love your honesty and how relatable you are. I am also not one for the typical 9-5 jobs. They make me so unhappy. This was a great reminder that anything is possible and if you work hard and believe in yourself- you can have the life you want to live. Thanks love for sharing! Xo, Ellese


  • Awww this is so lovely and positive! I’m so glad to read you’re happy and living your dream! Keep going girl, you’ve done so well, bravo!!!



  • i really like your blob post and the pictures!
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  • This post was so much fun to read. Looks like you had a lot of fun!

    Adi xx

  • This is a nice interview. I always wanted to move abroad too. Just try living in another country but I don’t have enough courage yet to take that “leap of faith” but I hope I’ll be able to do that very soon 🙂


  • Congratulations on working hard and making your dreams come true! 🙂

  • You were from Melbourne? I am currently living Melbourne. So happy for you that you are doing something you are passionate about! Your bravery in taking a leap of faith is truly admirable. 🙂

    Yours Truly, NY

  • These pictures are stunning!

    God bless,

    XO, Claire


  • Thanks for sharing a few snippets from your interview, how brilliant! I’m sorry to hear about your chronic pain from the car accidents, though it certainly sounds as though you’ve transformed your life for the better! I love your blog and I’m super looking forward to seeing all that you have in store for your readers in the future 🙂 Have a wonderful week.

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  • Ah this is a great interview Emma, well done. Travelling really does help with creativity and I always feel inspired after visiting different places xx


  • Amazing and inspiring post, thanks for sharing. Your pictures are so gorgeous.

    Tiffany Tales – A British Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  • wow. I wish I had that courage to do that. but im am broke and I just don’t have the budget to move across country and do what I love. but one day for sure. I will travel the world. until then I will live vicariously through your blog.



  • You’re so inspiring! Thank you for sharing your story! xx


  • Wonderful imagery and such a great article! So nice to follow you around the world with your passion for traveling!

    Katarina x

  • You are so amazing, Emma! Truly inspired by your story and I am so happy for you that you took this leap of faith and are now so happy with your life! That’s the way it should be, hon. Will keep you in my thoughts as for the pain and hope it will bother you less and less and will be gone soon completely. Also, their loss, our gain woohoo 🙂 So glad you ended up in the UK and getting to travel everywhere and simply enjoy life on the go. Traveling is so refreshing though. Every time I feel a bit blah, gotta just take off somewhere immediately 🙂
    Fab job on the interview, hon!
    xox Nadia

  • Congrats on your interview! Awesome post and pictures!


  • Great!! I love to know more about you!! And love the pics of your travels!

  • Lovely post & the pictures are just stunning! adaatude.com

  • Lovely post! I would love to travel the world I have been to over 10 places so far in my life and I can’t wait to travel more, Your story has inspired me:)

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  • Congrats on your interview, girl! These pictures are stunning, so glad you enjoyed your travels!

  • This is such a wonderful interview! I love how you decided to live life the way you wanted to and are living halfway across the world now!


  • this is so great, congrats! i live in america at the moment but my dream is to move to london within the next couple years 🙂


  • Great post. Well done. Keep going
    I really love your blog. I hope you will like mine
    many kisses

  • Emma, this was a wonderful interview and I can definitely see how much of an inspiration you are. To move from Melbourne to the Uk; that’s amazing. I’d love to travel the world far and wide one of these days but for now, I’m just working hard to establish a foundation.

    Such a lovely post. <3

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  • Such a great and really inspirational post! Sounds like you made the best move! Gemma xx

  • Wow, congrats on your interview, and I have to say, your story is so inspiring! I really look up to people like you – always following you dreams, just living the life!! Sometimes I find myself being stuck in a bit of a rut – same job, same house, same everything. Travelling is a cure for the soul and I wish I could do more of it. Whenever me and my boyfriend go on our annual holiday abroad, we come back so much happier, and refreshed! Great post, dear, and I’ll definitely be checking out the full interview. 🙂 x