Being home has been a huge challenge. I moved into a new place and a new situation the same week I took my contract job on traveling. 9 months later I have stopped traveling and am sort of maneuvering my way through the making of a life in a new place and new circumstances.
Trying to find my pace, my place, and reconnecting my pre-travel life with my post-travel life has proved to be a great deal of work in patience, energy, and time. I am back working in my art studio full-time, living with new family circumstances, attempting to learn the art of compromise, and navigating the waters of jumping back into my life.
After a few weeks of trying to figure out a routine and scrambling to get caught up with commissions, art shows, and motherhood, I am finally ready to settle back and breathe a little. It’s time to start new adventures.
My 3 months worth of adventure travels over the summer helped me with keeping my sanity while traveling. I needed a reason to get up and something to look forward to. It was difficult to be away from everything familiar, dealing with the guilt of being a working and traveling parent, and not getting into the feeling that everyday felt exactly the same. Those adventure served me well. I had an amazing and memorable summer. I started some new hobbies, met so many amazing people, and grew immensely as a person.
I’ve decided now that I am home I need to keep myself moving in a forward momentum. The real challenge is finding new in my every day life; to not get caught up in the every day routine. I’m starting a goal of finishing 5 things on my to do list a day. I am an avid list maker so this should be no problem. On top of that, I want to start finding adventures at or around home. I think this will encourage continued growth, but even more so, keep me active in my community and continued momentum.
Sometimes the hardest thing to do is find something new to look forward to. I plan to try to find that in my every day life among the routines, dinners, and chores. Here’s wishing you lots of new and exciting adventures in your every day life!