Frequently Asked Questions.
I get asked a lot of questions about my anxiety and travels so I wanted to put the most common ones here to make it easier for you and save everyone a bit of time..
What's the site about?
It started as a travel blog called "Nomad Nevets" (holla to you if you remember). I wanted to document my travels around the world in a blog but ended up stressing too much because of my Anxiety. Then I saw a chance to own my Anxiety and turn it into something good and evolve Nomad Nevets into more of a Mental Health Blog. Plus - we could all do with normalising the conversation more!
What kind of anxiety do you have?
I was diagnosed with Generalised Anxiety Disorder. It’s a disorder that makes me stress out and get overwhelmed by anything and nothing at the same time.
Why did you decide to travel?
It basically started as me taking advantage of being unemployed when I was moving city. It was the perfect time for a long period of travelling; I had reached my potential in my job role, I had no mortgage or children and I had found someone who wanted to come with me!
How do you afford to travel?
When I first left for some globetrotting goodness, I managed to save £10k in the space of about a year. After deducting my visas, equipment, vaccinations (and 2 weddings I had to attend), I was left with around £7k. I choose to travel in cheaper countries so my money goes further and I make some money on the side with my Web Design business too.
Can I write a guest post?
I'm more than happy to have someone submit their posts for me to publish but it'll need to fit the tone and feel of my blog. There's no sense in a post about Vaping making it's way into my blog when it's focused on Travel & Mental Health lol. Shoot me an email if you want to submit a suitable post!
What platform do you use for your blog?
I started with wordpress.org. If you're not familiar, it's a self hosted website - you basically own the website itself and pay someone to host it on their servers. I used Wordpress because loads of other bloggers had recommended it to me (most likely for affiliate reasons lol) but it also fit the bill with the scalability I wanted. I spent quite a bit of money for the bluehost hosting and going through a few paid themes to get the look I wanted. When my plan came up for renewal, I decided to switch to Squarespace. I design Squarespace websites so it makes sense to have it all in one place! Also, I love the feel of their websites and it's *much* easier to tweak - something I do constantly!
any other questions?
Let me know and I’ll try to add it in or answer it.