It’s been one month since I’ve last written. Upon returning from my Asian adventure, I spent one week freezing my bum off and went snow boarding for the first time. It was awesome.
Then I came to my forever home for the holidays and family time. Here is where I’ve been transitioning back into current reality. Truthfully, I didn’t think that I would have to transition at all. The plan was to explore an unknown (to me) part of the world and return refreshed, cultured, and intrigued, which I did, but I didn’t expect the back lash of emotions. Lethargy, all around boredness, and lack of drive crept into me ; two months on the other side of the world, which didn’t seem long to me compared to all the year long travelers I was meeting, did affect me.
Back in the US there is driving, traffic laws, wifi everywhere, being connected 24/7, people speaking your language, which forces you to have to speak more to people, and an over all “non-stop” attitude. Go, go, go, eat, sleep, go. Um…what happened to breath? pause? reflect?
Where is Bali and all the incense!?
Nope! No time for that! I didn’t realize how busy we keep ourselves here, nor do I enjoy it anymore. With the mad dash of Christmas and New Years, it wasn’t until after the 1st of the year that I could reflect on 2015 at all. What did I discover? Many things.
- Traveling is awesome and 2015 was filled with a boat load of it! Praise the Lord!
- I missed my family
- It’s nice seeing my grandparents, I really enjoyed them this time around
- When I stopped traveling, I felt numb and unmotivated
The last one there, I don’t like- obvs. I don’t want to be addicted to traveling. If I’m not somewhere new, I’m not happy? No, no, that’s not good. So that’s what I’m working on; finding a balance. Appreciating the “same old, same old”, while discovering my hometown and the areas around it. Discovery? There’s a ton to see and do in south Florida and I remember now why so many people love it here; I’m proud to call it home.
I am happy to be back, because it is so wonderful to see and hug my family. People that love me and that I love in return. Blessings upon blessings surround me, and I’m beyond eternally grateful. How lucky am I, are we, to be alive and free to speak our minds? I hope you have the same love in your life. And if you don’t think you do, then remember this. I love you for reading this. Seriously; it’s taken me, and still takes me, so much to put all my jumbled thoughts out there in the internet world. I appreciate you for letting me into your inbox and scrolling through my words. 🙂
I really want travel blogging to become my full time swing, because I really do enjoy this. Exploring, writing, connecting with people from around the world, and expressing myself creatively; it’s my dream coming to life in a way. But it isn’t all adventure time and epic sunsets. Sometimes (as in, when I need to make more money times) I’ll have to find inspiration from old photos, books, or the blogs of other writers, instead of a current exotic destination. And I’m OK with that.