Everyone gets them, everyone who has travelled for an extended period of time. Jumping from city to city. Job to job. Bunk bed to bunk bed. Its the day you wake up and question everything you are doing. It’s the day you wake up with the prospect of another basic breakfast, a cheap meal. Where you’re paying over the odds for accommodation just so you can stay away from home a little longer.
It’s the day where you wake up and think, where is this taking me? Where am I going? What have I gained?
So on days like that what do you do?
1) Get out and about. Walk around the city, a lake, a park, a mountain. Visit friends. Look for a job. Keep busy.
2) Plan your next route. Get excited about a new adventure. Another road. Another journey.
3) Call home and talk about it. Ask your family or your friends and get their opinions.
4) Write a list. I know (rolls eyes) a list? But really… write list. Weigh up the pro’s and con’s of where you are and where you want to be.
5) Do something you don’t normally do. Go for a night out with new people. Sit with someone else at dinner. Talk to a few locals.
6) Is this where you want to be? Would you settle here?
Yes? Look for work and a place and stabilise yourself for a while!
No? See what there is to see and then leave. Silly.
Travel bug can turn to travel blues very quickly when your on your own and feeling down. If you’ve exhausted every option and home seems like the place to be then maybe it’s time! Think of everything you’ve accomplished. Of everywhere you have been and remember that admitting that it’s time to go home isn’t a bad thing at all. It’s just another step on your journey.