I’ve always been told you know when you know and I think we’ve known for a while.

It’s a hard thing to commit to in the beginning, there’s a lot to sacrifice but once you’re sucked into the tornado, it’s even harder to get back out. It becomes so much a part of your life that you don’t know anything else any more. The whole journey is such a rollercoaster of emotions and that doesn’t end when you decide to quit. Over the past two weeks, there have been plenty of mixed emotions but ultimately in my head, in my heart and in my gut, I’m ready for the next chapter.

Today marks the end of an era. Whilst my own era has been over for a fortnight, it hasn’t felt real without it being over for Ash too. Today, it’s the last leg of the journey with Ash boarding a flight but this time, the destination is the UK.

Rep life was never a long term plan, it’s not a sustainable lifestyle. It’s an incredible whirlwind in which you learn and you change and you grow. You learn your self worth. You change your entire outlook on life. You grow as a person. Ultimately though, you grow out of rep life and it’s time to move up or move out.

We always said this was going to be the last season and didn’t expect it to end quite so soon but it’s just not right any more. Over the last six months, there have been many, many, many, many reasons why we have ended up at this decision but ultimately, we’re done.

Every rep I have crossed paths with who made the decision to quit told me they just knew it was time. It’s true, you just know. When you’re done, you’re done.

So that’s it, the end of the craziest decision I ever made and the end of the most amazing three years. I cannot even put into words how proud of myself I am of my time as a rep. I cannot put into words how happy I am to have found the love of my life through this experience. I cannot put into words everything that rep life has given me.

The clipboard has been hung up and that story is now closed. There’s a new chapter beginning and I am so excited for it.

It’s been a beautiful journey but it’s time to get off the road.

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  1. jennyinneverland says:

    When I was in my late teens, I desperately wanted to be a holiday rep! I have absolutely no idea why I didn’t pursue it because I would have absolutely loved it but unfortunately it’s not possible now. Well done for doing it and well done for knowing when it was time to stop. That’s usually the most difficult part!

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  2. Abbey Louisa Rose (@abbeylouisarose) says:

    Good for you! I’m glad that you’ve done what’s right for you and decided to find a new path, wishing you and Ash the very best of luck with everything! Rep life sounds like it has given you so many adventures and wonderful memories to look back on but I’m sure that lots more await you when you move on! Can’t wait to see what you do next!

    Abbey xx

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  3. alohalola says:

    Wishing you the best of luck moving forward. I appreciate it must be a surreal and sad transition for you, but I am sure there’s something very exciting around the corner. Claire x x x

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