Journal your life

Hi. Welcome to my first blog post

A wise person once told me, if your life is worth living it’s worth recording. This is probably the inspiration and reason why I started this blog, amongst other things.

Let me start by sharing a little bit about myself.

I was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. I’ve just turned 29 and about 6 months ago I moved to London with my wife, Kerstin. My 20s have been a wild ride with internal battles of ambition, career, traveling and work life balance. Essentially, really just figuring out what I want to do in life.

Matt Nieto & Kerstin Sherie
Me & Wifey on our wedding day

When I turned 29 in November, I realised that this is the last year of my 20s and it got me thinking that I should really start the side projects that I have been putting off, like this blog. I needed to really make time to do it because time will pass by whether you do it or not.

Intentions for my blog

I’ve always wanted to start a blog and i’m pretty sure this is like my 78th attempt at it because every time I write something down I never think it’s good enough or I think it’s just stupid so I delete it all and leave it for another 3 months till I feel an itch to start it all again.

This time is different (I hope). Why is it different you ask? well I’m attaching a greater purpose to this blog than just my own self gratification. It’s not just a log of my life but something with substance and meaning.

So my intentions or purpose for this blog is to EDUCATE & INSPIRE people through the experiences that I have collected over the years. I also want to keep this as my personal journal so I can look back and remember what I did in my life and one day show my future kids what I got up to.

If your life is worth living it’s worth recording -Tony Robbins

I wont be able to share everything I want in this blog post and to be honest I’ve had a mind blank over the past few days on what to write about or how to start this blog. I think starting with the highlight of this year, is a good place to start, which was to pack up our things and move all the way around the world to London.

We never had any intentions of moving to London. It was nowhere in my life plan at all. But in 2016 I had an opportunity to move to Singapore because of a job offer. That ended up falling through and it didn’t happen. So when a couple of friends who had moved to London came to visit us, it didn’t take much convincing to pack up our things and make the move.

That and a few other factors helped us make the decision. (That is for another blog post). So in January 2017 and within 2 weeks of “thinking about it” we had committed to the idea and bought tickets to London for May 2017. That gave us only 5 short months to plan, save, pack up and leave.


There were a lot of emotions and thoughts going through my head leading up to leaving. I was definitely going to miss all my friends, family and my baby girl, Charlie. I was scared because I wasn’t sure how quickly I could get a job and secure myself financially but most of all I was excited for all the travel adventures we were going to experience and what it was going to be like as my first time moving to another country and first time in Europe.

6 months in and I am loving my London life. There have been the ups and some downs but in the end the experiences, people you meet and freedom makes it all worth it.

I’ll leave you with this, you have the opportunity to write the chapters of your own book and that book makes up your life. You don’t need to do what society tells you to do or what your friends do, but do what makes you happy deep down inside. There will always be opportunities, so go out and live the best life you can.

Journal your life
Live a life worth recording
Sometimes you have to let go of the Good to have the Great

I hope that you enjoyed this post or better yet you were able to take away something from it like an idea, inspiration or motivation. Feel free to leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts and that side project you just keep putting off.

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