Back in the Blogosphere

I’ve been a very lazy blogger recently. I returned home from travelling a month ago now and I just couldn’t find the motivation to do…well…anything. Why is it that doing nothing somehow leads to doing even less?


I’ve often heard people say, ‘I’m tired because I haven’t done anything.’ 


‘Huh!?’ How is this even possible? But over the last few weeks I’ve found that this is more than possible. It’s absolutely true.


I spent nearly 2 years ‘living the dream’ and now I’m back home and reality has smacked me across the face like a slab of tarmac. I’m cold, I don’t have a job, I’m living with my parents, I have no money and non of my old clothes fit me (damn that cheap beer in Asia!!). 


I slumped into a pretty sad state until something inside of my clicked. I don’t know what it was but a little voice just told me to get over myself and get on with my life. So I did. I’ve been feverishly applying for jobs and was offered a job as a Social Media Sales Executive this morning. It isn’t my dream job but it is a step in the right direction.


This little bit of good news has also put me in the right frame of mind to start working on this blog. I’ve found it difficult to stay motivated while writing about travelling when I’m not actually travelling! I now have a massive amount of respect for all those travel bloggers who aren’t actually travelling yet or who are saving money to carry on with their travels.


So I’m pleased to announce than I’m back! I’m back on the blogosphere and I have an enormous amount of travel tales and photos to share, 14 months of Australia tales to be exact!


So grab the so you don’t miss out and I hope you all enjoy whats to come!


Did anyone else find it tough when they returned home after travel? If so, what did you do to get over it? And how to non-travelling travel bloggers cope!?

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  1. starryeyedtravels.com
    April 28, 2011 / 2:16 pm

    >I know exactly how you feel, it's a tough position to be in! I've been back living with my parents for a few months due to illness and it felt like I was stuck in a rut. Now I am better, I'm about to embark on a four month trip and suddenly life seems amazing. What I will do when I get back is another question. My advice? Take the time to relive all the great memories you have, share your tips with others and get planning the next amazing adventure. Read guide books, look at maps, talk to other travellers. Live vicariously until you can next get away! I became a travel blogger because I was stuck at home with nothing else to do and a whole new career path has opened to me and I have made a load of new friends. Good luck 🙂

  2. Monica
    April 28, 2011 / 2:29 pm

    >Thank you so much! I think thats exactly what I'll do! I'm working on my blog now so hopefully the next time I go away my blog will be paying for me! 🙂

  3. starryeyedtravels.com
    April 28, 2011 / 3:43 pm

    >I know exactly how you feel, it's a tough position to be in! I've been back living with my parents for a few months due to illness and it felt like I was stuck in a rut. Now I am better, I'm about to embark on a four month trip and suddenly life seems amazing. What I will do when I get back is another question. My advice? Take the time to relive all the great memories you have, share your tips with others and get planning the next amazing adventure. Read guide books, look at maps, talk to other travellers. Live vicariously until you can next get away! I became a travel blogger because I was stuck at home with nothing else to do and a whole new career path has opened to me and I have made a load of new friends. Good luck 🙂

  4. Toni White
    April 30, 2011 / 5:01 pm

    >I know exactly how you feel Monica. When I came back from Asia last year, I was happy for 2 weeks then crashed and burned for almost 6 months (though a lot of that had to do with some delayed grieving). I didn't even look at my blog for 3 months and have only got back into the blogosphere properly since January; even booking my next adventure didn't help.
    I couldn't do what Starry Eyed talked about and armchair travel through others – I became waaaaay too jealous lol. But you know what I did do? I did things with my photos. I made a canvas, photo collage poster and developed over 600 of them and put them into albums so I could sit down and read them as books. I've even started writing my own book.
    You'll find a way; just be kind to yourself in the process.

  5. TotalTravelBug
    April 30, 2011 / 10:12 pm

    >thanks for than Toni. I hope it doesn't take me 6 months but you and Starry Eyed have definitely given me a lot to think about! I definitely want to make a few canvas' of all my photos, I've got so many pics that I think that will keep me entertained for a few weeks!

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