Posts Tagged With: Travel burn out

I need a vacation…

I’ve been on the road 8 months today and it has been amazing. I’ve visited 6 countries, met up with 7 old friends, and made countless new ones. Now, however, I’m feeling a bit bogged down. I’ve had the flu this week but still managed to work 35 hours between my jobs as a promo girl for a travel agency and a waitress for a restaurant here in bondi. I’m stressed out because I haven’t been able to add to this website the way I wanted due to lack of free, reliable internet; I’m behind on Marie Forleo’s B-school and haven’t had a chance to participate in class discussions; and feeling a bit of pressure in other areas as well. So I need a vacation from traveling. Apparently this is normal for long term travelers and I’m glad I managed to make it this long without feeling the burn. To combat it, I’m moving out of the hostel and into a house share with free wifi. I’m also going to take a look at my schedule and see where I can pencil in a bit of me time a few times a week. Life is all about balance and travel is now a big part of my life, so I’m learning what I need to do to ground myself in what is a very transitory lifestyle. Tell next time, keep calm and travel on.

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Slow down baby, you’re moving too fast

Slow down baby, you're moving too fast

Ok, I admit it. After about 2 months of go-go-going around Western Europe, I’m a touch burnt out. And I only have myself to blame. I’m the one who set this pace. I’m the one who added places instead of subtracting them (I’m looking at you, Cordoba and Granada). I’m the one who took that most recent 7 hour bus ride in spite of the fact that I felt like CRAP just so I could come to Porto, Portugal and do…nothing. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure Porto is a nice place, it’s just rainy cold and dreary right now. Not exactly what you want when you’re already sick. I can’t even take advantage of the awesome port wine that gives Porto it’s name, reputation, and history. Suffice it to say I’m really looking forward to getting to Australia in 10 days(!) and slowing down a bit. Ok, a lot. I’m planning on finding a job (or 2) in Melbourne and digging into the city for the next 4 or 5 months. It’ll be nice to have a place to call my own for a bit and will give me some much needed time to work on this blog. I have some ideas for mixing up the look, not to mention enough material for at least another 15 video posts. On that note, I’m going to explore Porto a bit while my non-queasiness and the lack of rain holds out. Till next time!

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