Even before we left for our trip around the world, I was dreading this post. The post-trip, “What we learned from the trip and what we are going to do now” post.
That’s why it took me a month after we got back to sit down and write this.
It might take me another month to finish it (well – 2 weeks actually).
What is it like to be back?
I must admit, the first week after we got back was tough. I’m guessing that must be what post-wedding depression feels like. Years of planning and saving, years of having a purpose, a goal… now what?
But a true testament to how we as humans adapt, I got over it. How? I kept busy.
I’m trying my hand at freelancing, selling my photos, writing an e-book, panhandling (err, no), buying lottery tickets (not really), and thinking of buying a patch of teak forest in Bali (no, seriously) – and see what else comes up.
Our new home – San Francisco
After our trip, we landed in San Francisco. Upon hearing about where we are, friends would say “Oooh, I looove San Francisco”.
But we didn’t fall in love with San Francisco as quickly as we expected. Living here is so different that visiting as a tourist. Tourists don’t get the urge to stab their eyes when seeing how much an apartment costs.
($1800 for a studio? Gimme that fork! Aaaaaarcck!)
So life after a long term travel? I wish I could say we feel differently or that things have noticeably changed while we were gone.
But really, it’s kind of sort of the same as before. What’s scary is how quickly we adapted back to life at home, picking things up where we left off as if we had never left.
Sometimes I feel that 2011 didn’t happen at all.