I’m Kieran and I write & manage ‘In Lovely Blue’. I was born and raised in Brisbane, Australia. I moved to the beautiful and sunny Gold Coast for my undergraduate university studies. Before finally moving to Canberra (the Capital of Australia) to finish my studies and work in the Australian Public Service.
I’m a graduate of four of the Australian National University’s (ANU) top masters programs, rated in the World Top 10. I hold university degrees in Philosophy, Sociology, International Affairs, National Security Policy, Diplomacy and Strategic Studies. I completed my studies while working full-time in the Australian Public Service (APS).
I’ve worked for Australia’s Department of Home Affairs and in the Australian Border Force (ABF) as a sworn Border Force Officer. And I’ve also worked for Australia’s medicines and medical devices regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). For those of you interested in my professional work profile you can visit my LinkedIn.
These days I’m living in Airbnb’s and travelling the globe. I started my own company in Australia a month before COVID struck. My long-term relationship ended at about the same time and so, I decided it was time to take a new path in life.
When the pandemic hit, I pivoted my company towards remote work. And this has allowed me to explore the globe. Through my company I own and operate this website and my tattoo website. I’m also building myself an aquascaping website.
Honestly, I should have known the 2020’s were going to be turbulent when the day after New Years I walked into Ramsar airport in Iran, only to be greeted by news of US airstrikes on Iranian targets in Iraq (read about it here).
Since January 2020 I’ve travelled through and lived in 14 countries on 3 continents. I’ve spent a considerable amount of time in Argentina, Cuba and Germany. And for those interested in my Google guide reviews you can see those here. I’m currently looking at buying realestate in Colombia and Argentina.