I’m currently on a train from Oslo back to Stockholm and feel like I should give a quick update on what I’ve been up to. As always if you’re following me on Instagram or Twitter you know because they’re up to date, but if not its all good and here it is!
So yes I’m in Europe now and have been in Europe over a week and can’t complain because it’s been amazing.
Before I arrived in Europe and after leaving South America I went home for two weeks. It wasn’t in my plans to go home at all after the last time I left, but I did. The crazy thing is that less than 3 months into my trip in South America I was missing home, missing it bad. During many of my hikes in Patagonia I longed for it. I don’t know why, but I did. I think it may be an age thing, but who knows. The tipping point was when I got sick in Rio and thought I was going to die. That’s when I was like okay for sure I’m going home. I figured out quickly I could easily go to Houston from Bogota instead of going directly to London. I also figured I would never be this close to home again (5 hour flight) because that would never be the case once I was in Europe, Asia or Africa. Plus it was a cheap $100 flight using some of my miles. So I booked it 3 months in advance and didn’t tell anyone!!! Well later on my older sister and then a friend when I drunk called her… oops!!!
—My beautiful family.
My older sister made sure everyone would be able to come over when I arrived.—
Going home for two weeks meant cutting two weeks out of my time in South America. So I did just that and don’t regret it at all. I arrived and surprised everyone again. My mom couldn’t believe it… neither could the rest of my family and friends. I was so excited to be home and see everyone especially my mom and the kids!!! My plan was to actually get some rest while I was home and not travel, but that didn’t happen at all. I spent my two weeks visiting family, friends always doing something and ended up in a last minute trip to Mexico and Dallas. Ahhhh it was all perfect.
—Ahhh my nieces and nephews the most beautiful thing in my life. Gonna miss them so much.—
My two weeks at home were done before I knew it and next thing I knew I was flying over London and arriving to Europe. I had an idea of what I was doing in Europe, but not really. Now I’m here and finally made a semi plan and just going with the flow of things. I do know most of my plans are to visit friends I’ve made during my travels.
As for South America I don’t know if I can yet grasp how truly amazing those 6.5 months down there were. When I do I will be sure to write about it. I can tell you this though, I know for a fact I enjoyed it so much more because for the first time in my travels my blog was not my priority.
—View over London as I land at Heathrow Airport.—
That brings me to a quick state of my blog. I’m so behind on my blog… like months behind and honestly it doesn’t bother me a single bit. I’ve learned to enjoy my travels and life now than worry about keeping my blog up to date. Don’t worry I am not going to stop blogging… oh I still love it. I’m just going to be doing it at my own pace. For now I will start writing about my adventures in Europe and along the way share the adventures I still want to share that happened in South America. Oh trust me I have plenty!!!
I hope y’all understand my decision to keep blogging like this. Hopefully soon I can find a place to sit down for a few days and write away. I know for now that’s not going to happen and I want make the most of my time on the road. As usual though my Instagram and Twitter accounts are normally always up to date because those take a few minutes to update and I’m addicted to both.
Ahhhh I’m sitting here looking out my window watching the beautiful Swedish landscape go by and I can’t believe I’m back in Europe. Last time I left I thought it would be years and years before I came back but here I am again and I even think I am going back to Morocco too while I’m here.
Oh & I just realized I have been blogging for over 5 years now. Yeah… 5 years ago on July 29, 2010 I posted my plans for my 1st trip around the world. I would have never imagined then that I would still be blogging today and that I would be on my 2nd trip around the world. I’ll be honest though that sometimes I feel like the worst travel blogger in the world, but honestly it’s okay. I am happy with where my blog is today and love that I am still being me and have a place to share my adventures with y’all. I do wish I’d get more comments to know someone is reading it…lol. I honestly don’t ever check my stats so have no clue who is reading if anyone. I have never worried about my numbers and won’t now. I write to write and love that I can write when I please and whatever I please. As always thanks for following along and if any of you need anything let me know. Who knows maybe I will be blogging for another 5 years.