Too Much Traveling?

Is there ever a saying “too much traveling”? If there is, I most definitely have never heard of it.

Gili Lawa Darat

 

I used to crave of traveling so much when I was younger. My dream job has always been to travel, and I’m lucky to have done just that last July. This year has been a blast so far; I’ve spent a total 4 months traveling out of my hometown to create videos and write. The major adventures began just days after one of my most loved ones passed away, Oma. Back at home I would always try to make her laugh, but now I’ve lost a friend at home. It must have been fate, she knew I had to travel in the following months. Her life has been an amazing journey, and I’m sure she is giving the chance now for her children and grandchildren.

Without going into details of my adventures (will be written in future posts), I took 11 flights in just 3 months. For this little girl, that’s a crazy amount of flights. It started out exciting and full of energy, but slowly as the time goes by I was missing something… home. Since I was little I fell in love with traveling, I have done a few solo trips before and never felt homesick. I have also been living on my own for 3 years, and survived. This trip was different… I felt homesick for the first time. I felt lost and alone. Don’t get me wrong, I had so many incredible people looking over me wherever I was traveling. But at that time, I didn’t know where I belong. There were times where I would stare into a blank wall, or the ocean and wanting to shed a tear. This girl was taught strong, I had no choice but to suck it in.

So, is there really too much traveling? A little too much of anything, even the most positive thing, is not good. Traveling could be the most amazing thing, but too much of it is also not good. I’ve gotten comments from various people like “your life is so exciting”, “I can’t keep up with your travels”, “you’re always moving”. Whatever it is, good or bad, only YOU who knows the limit to your own body, mind, and soul. Always keep updated with your loved ones while traveling, and don’t be afraid to open up to the people who are present with you when you’re traveling. You’d be surprised at how caring people actually are. And who knows, their stories might enlighten you to have more motivation.

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