Hello 👋! Crazy, right? UNtravel. But, I think that's the best way I can describe coming home - UNtravel. I UNravel - UNpack, UNwind (major adrenaline dump), UNload my treasures.
How do you UNtravel? Do you come home, throw everything down, leave it for later? Do you immediately unpack everything, start your laundry, dole out gifts, put your special treasures away, and babble 100 miles an hour about your trip, trying not to forget anything?
Do you get a cup of coffee, sit down with your phone or camera and reminisce, relive it one more time before the reality of life hits?
I just came back from a very remarkable trip to New Orleans with Meghan, and as I have been UNtraveling since my feet hit the tile in my entryway at 11pm last night, it dawned on me that everyone is different in how they UNtravel. I'm different than I used to be. As I've gotten older, I like everything in its place; therefore, I've been home 12 hours, laundry is washed, dried, and put away, backpack 🎒 is in the closet ready for its next adventure, and the bag/purse I use (always like to be hands free - less of a target, easier to defend myself) is unloaded, cleaned out, and put away. Soup is in the crockpot.
I am sitting here with a cup of coffee reminiscing, thinking about this trip - epic because it meant something, it was full of adventure, calm, sunshine, great little moments with strangers. But it also was where I shared my story, where I embraced being a survivor, and did my 1st podcast - with my daughter by my side, my rock, my cheerleader, my cameraman! 🤣
So, how do you UNtravel? Is there an emotional dump? A desire to run right back out the door? Are you already planning your next adventure? (I am!!!)
Go. Do. Adventure. Live. Travel, UNtravel. Embrace all the processes!
CrazyLady - UNtraveled, UNraveled, and UNwound! Wishing you Sunshine and Kisses! 🌻