“The path isn’t a straight line; it’s a spiral. You continually come back to things you thought you understood and see deeper truths.”Β 

If there is one thing I really love, it’s a good quote. What defines a good quote for me, is one that is relatable, and just what you were needing to read, just at the right moment.

For me, it was the above.

I’ve been contemplating starting a blog again (I used to have the blog “My Quarter-Life Adventures” when I was going through a *surprise surprise* quarter life crisis) and I was waiting for the right inspiration to strike me. I have a vague idea about what I want to blog about, but the hardest thing (I find) when starting a blog, is coming up with a good title.

So when I read that quote about spirals, related to it, felt it and ultimatelyΒ brought into it – because it’s the buy-in that really matters – Spiral Staircases was born.


Because “Life is a series of spirals but you have to keep climbing to get to the top.” – Jessica Ellen (that’s me – hello!)

So, who am I? and why is blogging so important to me, again?

This is me, Jess, and my best friend/partner in crime – Missy, who no doubt, will feature in a lot of my posts.

I’m from Auckland, New Zealand and I’m possibly overly optimistic about life. Not to an annoying extent (I hope), but, I’ve gone through enough to know that;

  1. Nothing is permanent
  2. Pain is temporary
  3. Opportunities can change your life

I would give major backstory, but this post is not the one for that.

All you need to know right now is that I’m about to start a new chapter in my life.

I recently found out that my contract is not being extended at a place that is not only super fun to work at, but the people I’ve met will be super hard to say goodbye to. Also, a story for another post.

I could have continued to cry about it (believe me, I cried), but instead, I started planning my next move, started to turn a negative into a positive, and decided that for once, I need to do something for me.

I’ve never travelled solo before, I’ve always been too nervous but always intrigued.

So I booked a trip. A solo adventure around the South Island of New Zealand, leaving in 3 weeks. I’m expecting my mind to be blown daily, and to have a life expanding experience that I’ll never forget, kick starting me onto an exciting new path in life.

A path that so far has been anything but straight, and full of spirals. Always climbing upwards, and never looking backwards.


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