I’ve done it, my friends and family are probably doing it as you read this.
It’s easy to see pictures posted on Facebook or blogs and be insanely jealous of all the fun that someone is having without really thinking that those pictures were one or two nights out of the past month. It happens when you haven’t seen someone in a while, are just meeting someone new, or if it’s someone that you just aren’t that close with anymore but keep on your friends list so that you can stalk their lives. (We all have at least one, don’t even try to lie about it)
Most of the time, it’s a complete illusion. That’s not the way most people live their lives, through endless nights out and planning the next destination.
Well, it’s certainly not me. Most of the time I’m quite a homebody. Since I moved into my house, I’ve had at least two full weekends in where I may have texted people and made half-hearted plans to go out that ended up with me being lazy around the house and doing laundry. Like I mentioned previously, my life has settled into a routine.
I enjoy cooking, and reading and finding useless shit on the internet. I’m not going to post about countless nights spent in wearing sweats, eating pistachios and scrolling down endless Pinterest pages (my pinterest!).
To be honest, my life outside of work resembles very closely what my life would be like outside of work at home but with slight differences:
I come home
browse the internet for things I missed during the day (sadly, not a lot).
sometimes head out to meet friends (but lets be honest, the only time I really make an effort is for market dinner on Wednesday nights.)
sometimes have a nap
browse the interwebs some more for silly things, projects I’ll never make, things that make me laugh, or music videos that I feel the need to play for my roommate.
That’s it folks; Monday to Friday in a nutshell. Yes, my weekends are sometimes, but not always, something to be desired. Honestly though, the Toronto Islands are a nicer destination than the closest beach to Lop Buri.
Sometimes I feel like most peoples concept of a travel blog is to catalog the wonderful things that they’re doing abroad and the cultural differences that they notice. But for me it’s also to come to terms with the fact I am away and have assimilated to those cultural differences and am still living my day to day life, little things that are all part of long-term travel.
You’re allowed to be jealous (a bit) but remember that despite seeing cool things and experiencing random moments, life goes on.