The Waiting Game Before Travel

Restless is probably the best way to describe how I feel at the moment. It has been a week since my last day of work and there is another week until my Canada travels begin.

I just want to get out there right now…

There is plenty to sort out beforehand. My brain is hyper with activity and I have so much excitement and energy.

With most of the goodbyes out of the way, my focus is now purely on my upcoming trip.

What have I been doing? Eating way too much…an unfortunate side effect of being at home most of the day and, to be honest, being a bit bored.

I do not know what to do with so much spare time (aside from catching up on episodes of Desperate Housewives!).

Of course, I have been spending a bit more time building this blog. Still, there are a lot of hours to spare.

Travel planning

The days before travel are a good opportunity to carry out some last minute planning. Without wanting to keep to a strict itinerary, it is always good checking out all of the options for things to do and places to visit before arrival at a destination. 

The more I read up on Canada, the more I realise ten years probably would not be enough to see and do everything. It is the second biggest country in the world after all.

I have been reading the guide books for Vancouver, where my journey begins, have signed up to relevant blogs and read numerous articles to try and find locations that would make interesting articles and photo opportunities.

Working on this website

I really want to step up my work on See My Travels and begin to publish with more regularity and structure, making this website a priority and trying to introduce a professional standard. This blog began as a hobby and I never imagined it could end up being a platform to helps towards a change in career direction.

Previously I would quickly write up posts after a long day at work. Now I am hoping to spend more time creating content that I would want to read myself.

I cannot wait to be able to write about a journey as it is actually evolving – keeping it more up to date and relevant – rather than constantly writing about the same places.

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2 Comments

  1. May 2, 2012 / 10:22

    I fully undertand you ! I’m a blogger as well as traveller as well as an employee! I woul love to have an up to date blog as well as travelling quite more that I used to do but neve achiebed to manage all ! I’m seriously thinking about the fact to get a cabbatical year to do what I actually want to do! Anyway, I look forward your posts!
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    • May 3, 2012 / 13:51

      Hey Robert, thanks for your comment! It is difficult balancing everything when you have a full-time job and want to keep up with a blog – especially when, ideally, you need to update 3/4 times a week. A sabbatical sounds like a great idea. In a way, this is what my trip is :-)