My First Blog Post: More about Me and my Blog

My First Blog Post. Welcome to Map Her Miles! I started Map Her Miles because I have been running around in circles ever since COVID-19 took over England. Well actually, the world. For Months we were stuck inside our homes with permission to leave for 1 hour of exercise and essential items, such as food. I must admit that Joe Wicks-The Body Coach really was a saving grace when it came to daily exercises! I live in a small village, just outside London, so my local Co-Op food store and Tesco were brilliant. The staff were all amazing and they are true unsung heroes. Thank you for continuing to work so that the rest of us could do our food shop. And thank you to the NHS and all the key workers. You are all amazing.

So, if you’ve read this far, you might be thinking – I don’t care about you or your blog. I don’t know you!

I’ll start with 7 Facts about me:

The Girl Behind Map Her Miles

  1. My name is Trea, most of my friends call me T, Poppins, or Crazy cat lady. I got these nicknames because T is easier to say than Trea. Most people end up calling me Tray-uh which makes my skin crawl! I have to politely say my name is pronounced ‘Tree-a”. Does anyone else wish they were given a different name? I hate mine! I often get called Poppins by my work colleagues because I am obsessive when it comes to cleaning, tidying, or packing only the essentials for meetings! Recently, I’ve been called a crazy cat lady because I adopted two rescue kittens who are now 9 months old!
Jax and JJ on my first blog post
Meet Jax & JJ!

2. I’m a full time teacher. I absolutely LOVE teaching and I love working with young children. I work in the Early Years. Which, if any of you work in the Early Years, you will agree when I say it is the toughest but most fun Year group to work with!

Map Her Miles University Degree
Young me when I got my Bachelor’s Degree

3. I am Canadian. I grew up on Vancouver Island, which is on the West Coast. It is a small town, where somehow everybody knows everybody and I couldn’t wait to leave.

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4. I bought a one way ticket to England in August 2015 and never looked back. I love living in England. There are so many career opportunities here and it is so much easier to hop on a quick flight – Especially to Europe and surrounding areas! Read: Why I moved to England…

Map Her Miles One Way ticket to England
One way flight to England- Here I come!

5. I’m adopted. I didn’t have a particularly great childhood. I had a horrible childhood. This, I believe is the main reason I suffer from such bad anxiety and bouts of depression still to this day. I was adopted when I was 13. So I remember a lot. Maybe this is TMI for my first blog post, but I’d like you to know me.

6. Travel is my healer. ♡ I believe that there is nothing better than exploring somewhere new, learning from locals, and making great memories. I travel with anxiety and sometimes my trips go wrong, and sometimes they are brilliant! I would like to share some of my trips with you on my blog.

7. Lastly, I LOVE animals and I ALWAYS spend time speaking to stray cats and dogs that I see on holiday. I believe that by talking to them and yes, trying to pet them, the animals feel my genuine love and I hope and pray that this warms their hearts for those moments I spend with them. By the way, if you love cats too- you should definitely check out Jo Brand’s Cats and Kittens programme on Channel 5.

My Blog: Map Her Miles

Finally, I think that sometimes the world can feel too perfect. So my goal with my blog is to share the honest truth about my travels. The good trips and the bad trips. As I mentioned in my About Me , my dad always says that ‘if it wasn’t for my bad luck, I would have no luck at all.’ So I want to share that with you, and hopefully, together, we can view this thing called life as a glass half empty half full. Thank you for reading this far, and thank you for joining me on this journey.

You can also follow me on Instagram, where I will be posting more about my travels and struggles with anxiety.

Let’s be Insta Friends!

Thank you for reading my very first blog post. Chat soon! Trea ☺

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  1. 6 July 2021 / 1:19 PM

    It’s wonderful to meet you Trea. I’m always amazed at the number of interesting people I meet through travel blogs and how much we have in common. You’re Canadian. Me too. You’re a teacher. Me too (in a former life). You’re teaching elementary school children in London. I did as well, way back in the early 70s. You established your blog to promote well-being. Me too, for mental stimulation. I love your blog and your monthly updates.

    • 6 July 2021 / 8:01 PM

      Oh wow, Anne! You have made my day! What a lovely comment to read. Indeed we do have a lot in common. Thank you so much for your wonderful support. I always like meeting another fellow Canadian!

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