So, if you don’t already know, I’m Kate!
I was born in 1995, in Melbourne, Australia and I’ve lived here ever since! But that’s the boring stuff.
What you may be surprised to hear, is that I haven’t always been on the path I’m on now…
At the end of high school, I studied special effects make-up at a well-known college in the city. For the following 4 years, I worked as a cosmetician and freelance makeup artist and lived the traditional 9-5 lifestyle.
At the time, I loved it!
Wearing makeup was a huge confidence booster for me, so I thrived off of the idea that I could potentially help people obtain that same feeling through my work.
But in 2015, I went to India… And everything changed. I came home from that trip with a fire in my belly. Everything that I had learnt in my life was challenged by this magical country, and I felt as though I had no other choice but to honour it.
This trip shocked me into a sudden realisation, and during the next 2 years I stopped eating meat, I totally changed my career path, I truly recognized my privilege, I started to hate the 9-5 lifestyle, I began my journey of sustainable living, and I had a huge urge to do something more…
So I created Travel for Difference!
I sat down with my parents one day and said: “I want to start a blog”. And as I’m sure you can imagine, they were very confused… And so was I!
I had absolutely no idea how to make this idea turn into a reality, and I also had no idea if writing numerous blog posts every week was something that I actually wanted to do.
But if you haven’t already gathered… It is! In the years that I’ve had this blog, I’ve discovered so much about who I am and what I’m set out on this Earth to achieve.
I’ve learnt that sustainability is something that I’m deeply passionate about; being kind to all living beings, reducing my waste, being mindful of my actions and always putting this planet first are a few of the things that I strive towards each and every day.
Now, instead of wanting to make people feel good about themselves by enhancing their physical appearance, I strive to make people feel good by putting experiences over possessions and compassion over comparison.
Basically, my life has done a total 180º.
I am constantly learning, evolving and moulding into the person that I’m set on this Earth to be. I have absolutely no idea what my path is going to look like in the future, but for once in my life, I’m totally ok with that!
This blog is here so that you can follow along on my journey of self-discovery, and challenge yourself along the way. I want us to be able to grow together as human beings and constantly learn from our mistakes.
No, my story isn’t the most thrilling or exciting… And that’s ok! I’m just an average (but privileged) Australian girl who is figuring out life as it gets thrown in her face!
I really hope that you’ll come along for the ride ♡