Travelling the world, working only half of the year and being surrounded by men, surely that sounds like the perfect job to any women?
'Work or Want' -
Leslie Bertie Skitterall
Like every job out there working offshore has its pros and cons, working offshore is not just a job but a lifestyle choice. Depending on your personal situation then it isn't the career choice for everyone, but I wouldn't change my job for the world.
Half way through my month off at home and I received an email asking me to head out to Qatar to work on another project as opposed to travelling back to Senegal. As explained in my previous blog post this was not my first time in the Middle East but it was my first time in Qatar. I was yet to escape the hot weather but it was nothing compared to the 50C+ the guys had to endure in Abu Dhabi during mobilisation.
have travelled to the Middle East a few times now but this was my first time visiting Qatar. I flew into Doha via London Heathrow a couple of days prior to heading offshore. The heat hit me as soon as I stepped out of the airport, 36C a dramatic change from the cold October English weather I was leaving behind. I am all for exploring, so as soon as I arrived in Doha I dropped my bags at the hotel, freshened up and headed out to see a few of the key Doha sights.
I want to say a huge thank you to all of my amazing followers for the hundred of messages I have received via email and Instagram. Many of your messages contain similar questions so I thought it would be a good idea to put together a little questions & answers VLOG in a bid to answer as many of you as possible.
My latest African adventure is now in full swing, and despite the not so best start (thanks to KLM luggage services), I am loving it. Saturday was a very long day of travelling, starting my journey at Norwich airport, hopping over the pond to Amsterdam. This leg of the journey was plain sailing until I saw the dreaded word ‘delayed’ next to my connecting flight to Paris. Due to ‘weather restrictions’ I made me final flight from Paris to Dakar by the skin of my teeth!
What are your travel essentials? I am currently packing my hand luggage ready for my flight on Saturday. I would like to think that I am a now a pro when it comes to packing, there are a few essentials that I just can not travel without. The most precious of these items being a few photographs of my wonderful family, I like to think these keep me safe on my latest adventure.
I am writing this blog post from my cabin whilst enjoying a peaceful sail to the port of Great Yarmouth. I have been sitting up on the bridge this morning watching the waves roll with the sun bouncing off of them. The month of March has been a very busy one as per usual, I have practicallyrelocated across the pond to the historic city of Amsterdam. I am a huge fan of Amsterdam - the architecture, food, culture are all so refreshing. A 45 minute flight from my home town makes working out here so accessible with minimal jet lag for a change.
What a whirlwind start to the year it has been, i have been out of the country just as much as I have been home. My passport has seen plenty of action - Denmark, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Paris and Chicago. The amount of travelling involved with my job is the element I love the most. So far all of my work related trips this year were planned no more than two days in advance, spontaneous is something my job most certainly is. I am writing this blog post onboard one of our vessels in Amsterdam, a trip I only found out about yesterday upon returning to the UK from Chicago - my point exactly!
I am beyond excited to be able to announce that I am 'back in the saddle' as they say, I'm back at it working within the energy sector. I have accepted a new and exciting position that I am feeling beyond positive about. It has been a very full on first week and I have definitely had to hit the ground running. I am currently getting ready to head to Esbjerg, Denmark tomorrow, I have so missed the travelling involved with my line of work.
I read your interview online with Rigzone and it's a very inspiring and motivational story for young ladies. Thanks for being an inspiration. I aspire to be like you- Priscilla Netty.
Congratulations on the 1-year anniversary of your blog. It’s great to see more younger women getting encouragement to enter the industry! - Pauline Weststrom
Previous Project Clients
It was a pleasure working with you Scarlett. Hope to bump into you again somewhere in the world. - Gordon McKeown
Scarlett keep changing the world... - Tim Mayeur