The Faces of my Journey

The Faces of my Journey

When I packed up and left Maastricht in 2018 year my beautiful friends made me cry with several thoughtful gifts. My favourite had to be the book: The Faces of My Journey.


Inside are pages dominated by people I met in Maastricht proclaiming their love for me (of course) with personal anecdotes that made me (and still do make me) equally giggly and teary to this day.

This got me thinking. When I started She’s Up and Away, the plan was for it to be a chronicle of my journeys to new places, new ideas, creations and experiences. You may say, ‘Charlotte, that’s a lot of meaning to try and squeeze into four words’ and to that I’d say, ‘you’re probably right’.  

Regardless, all the different ‘faces of my journey’ thus far have made me who I am. They’ve celebrated and commiserated with me. Picked me up when I’ve been down and hopefully I’ve done the same for them, over the days, weeks and months that I’ve been roaming this big blue ball.

The aforementioned faces made my move to live in the Netherlands an incredible experience, whilst other faces made my summer at Disney one of the top two summers of my life! They’ve accompanied me on my travels, and in a lot of cases, been the reason for them! So I wanted to make a digital record of the faces so far that have made this overall journey of life so fun to take.

The series ‘Up and Away with…’ will give me a chance to introduce you to all the people who make my journey amazing. Those that inspire, amaze, challenge and support me. Perhaps they’ll even do the same for you!

I can’t wait for you to meet them all.

Charlotte Gray
Charlotte Gray

Thanks for spending some time Up and Away with me!

I’m writing here to keep track of not only my travels to new places, but also my daily journeys through learning, loving and life.

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  1. paulette
    April 18, 2020 / 3:27 pm

    I do enjoy reading your blogs. lovely pictures and lovely friends. I look forward to your travelling commencing again 🙂

    • April 22, 2020 / 7:46 pm

      Thanks so much Paulette! It’s wonderful to have such a loyal reader. I very much look forward to the travels starting up again too and documenting it here for you! In 2021 we’ll get Up and Away again, in the meantime – there’s still loads to catch up on 😉

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