I’m going on holiday! Usually, writing about a trip is so exciting as I’ve been planning it for a while and the anticipation has built up. i’ve looked up excursions, watched tons of videos, read blogs and completely psyched myself up for what a great vacation this is going to be. This time has been no different except for the ever-changing requirements of travel during Covid.
I am not going to bore you about the specifics of my travel or the requirements for Covid as they’re nothing different compared to what you’ve already heard… Vaccines, PCR or antigen test, etc. Instead, I’m going to talk to the mental and emotional state I am in. I’m excited, I’m nervous and a bit concerned. I, like many of you out there, don’t want to be stuck somewhere that isn’t home. Travel is so unfamiliar to so many of us now and like anything unfamiliar it becomes a bit scary. But I am also a believer in that anything worth having is worth working for. And I know that I loved traveling prior to the pandemic so why should that change over the longer-term?
The truth is that I don’t fully know the answers to many of my questions. I am not sure how I’m going to feel as I get on that plane or go through security in an airport again, but that’s OK. Being pushed outside my comfort zone has always been a good thing in my life and that hasn’t changed. This is about more than traveling though, because the fear I have infiltrates other parts if my life. It is about living and what I want to get out of life. It should be the same for you.
Happy writing this week!