A primary school teacher from Gosberton is all set to leave family and friends behind for a new “adventure” in Australia.
Rebecca Ulyatt is to fulfil a long-held dream of experiencing life Down Under when she flies out to the popular holiday destination in less than two weeks time.
The 24-year-old is giving up a promising teaching career, including a spell at Holbeach Primary School, for the excitement of Australia and visits to Bali and Indonesia as well.
Rebecca said: “I’ve always wanted to travel in Australia and I originally wanted to go before starting university when I was 18.
“I wanted to go by myself but my parents were a bit wary of me going there at that age, so I did my university course while saving up to go to Australia at the same time.
“Then I did my teacher training course which I finished in December and now the dream to go to Australia is about to become a reality.
“I see it as a way of doing all the things I wanted to before I have to focus on growing up, but I won’t believe it until I’m on the plane.”
Rebecca admitted she was taking a risk by going to a country where she had no job lined up or even a guaranteed place to stay.
She said: “It’s a chance to be a bit crazy and it’s something I’ve planned in my head where there’s the potential to go to Australia for good.
“It’s pretty much a case of seeing what happens and hoping for the best.”
Rebecca also confessed to having mixed feelings about leaving her family, friends and possibly her teaching career behind.
“I go through stages where I think about not seeing my family and missing the school that I love,” she said.
“But I’m looking forward to experiencing the Australian lifestyle, surfing which I used to do, the weather, the wildlife and having an adventure.”