Sophie Delightful made the switch from full-time travel agency manager and part-time performer/producer, to focus on her creative endeavours full-time and change to a home-based travel consultant contract.
Known by her close friends and family as simply J, she has many monikers - including Kegeleagle as a roller derby player, Sophie deLightful as a cabaret performer and Hussy as a participant in the Burning Man community. A few years ago she made the switch from full-time travel agency manager and part-time performer/producer, to focus on her creative endeavours full-time and change to a home-based travel consultant contract. The lightbulb moment happened while on "leave without pay", travelling through Costa Rica, and she hasn't looked back since.
Sophie has travelled on immersive trips to London, St Maarten island, Caribbean, extended travels around Europe and South/Central America as well as SE Asia, Australia, NZ and the USA.
In the episode...
How travel helped her realise the privileges that she has as a western white women.
You don’t need a lot to be happiness and money does not by happiness.
How Sophie has really taken a different path in her life, following her heart rather than following what is ‘expected’ of her.
Recognising that she is in a very fortunate position to be able to lead the life she wants.
Sophie’s experience working and living in St Maarten, living like the locals and gaining perspective.
Her advise to people who are feeling stuck in their lives.
The stress that drove Sophie to leave her full time job and change her lifestyle.
Sophie’s first experience travelling solo and feeling out of her comfort zone and how it made her feel so independent.
How getting robbed at gunpoint on a tour showed her how strong she could be in a challenging situation.
Learning to rely on yourself when you are travelling and how Sophie brings this back into her life back home.
That nothing needs to be permanent.
How there are simply endless options and ways to live your life.
Why Sophie doesn’t plan long term.
Rapid fire round
The last place Sophie visited - New Zealand
A place Sophie tells everyone to travel to - New Zealand and South America
Scariest place travelled to - Colombia
Favourite thing about travel - Exposure to different cultures, people and ways of living
Sophie’s next destination - Canada
Why Sophie continue to seek out travel and live abroad? There is still so much of the world to see and travel inspires her continuously nourish her soul and expand her way of living