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The Aussie Adventuress is here to serve and inspire you.
Got a passion for travel?
Maybe you’re just looking for some inspiration to keep you on track in life?
I’m Jade Scarfone, the Aussie Adventuress, and my passions are travel, writing, having fun, and pretty much showing others they can do the same!
I was basically living the ‘normal’ way of life, until I realised it wasn’t quite for me anymore. Since graduating high school in 2005, I went to university and studied, got myself a well regarded job in the finance industry, and have been working my way up the corporate ladder.
But throughout my working life I’ve had a nagging feeling that it wasn’t enough. Every few years I’d move on to a new role within my company and would feel satisfied for a while but I’d always reach a point where the role was no longer cutting it.
You see, I’ve had the travel bug since a very young age. I believe I was born with the ‘wanderlust gene’. I have Italian background and my parents took me to Italy at the ripe age of 2. A few other family holidays, and a gap year after high school always left me wanting more.
I love the thrill of going to countries where the local people don’t speak my language, where I have to go outside my comfort zone to get by, where I point to something on a menu and have no idea what will be placed in front of me. I love experiencing nature, different cultures, transport, lifestyles etc.
What I’ve hated in every one of my jobs is not having the freedom to just go when I want, to have to answer to a boss and plan my holidays around when it suits the business.
I actually studied journalism with hopes and dreams of becoming a travel writer. But somewhere along the way I got stuck, I settled for the comfort of a well paying job in a cushy industry. My part-time ‘while I’m at uni’ job turned into my permanent 9-5 and my dreams got put on hold.
Until recently, I’ve discovered a way to build a sustainable online income around my passions for travel and writing, and so the Aussie Adventuress was born.
My life is about to drastically change, as I abandon the unsatisfying shackles of office walls, and savour more incredible experiences, I want you to share my journey.
With this blog I hope to not only share my journey, but inspire you to chase your own dreams. Life is far too short for us to give up on what we truly desire and if we believe in ourselves enough we can all achieve our ideal lives.