So it’s been just over 3 weeks since I finished my epic 4.5 month solo backpacking trip of Latin America and returned back to my home country Australia.
I knew it wasn’t going to be an easy transition going from the care free lifestyle of a backpacker and returning to a world of working, responsibilities,bills, rent and a routine. I for one want to say that I have been incredibly lucky this year. It really does feel like 2013 is going to be a good year. Ever since returning to Australia things have all been working out.
- I have amazing support from my family and friends giving me a place to stay and couches to crash when I needed it most.
- I got a job interview 2 days after returning to Australia and landed a full time job at one of the the few remaining game studios left in Australia. (Even if its only for the next 4 months)
So i’ve gotten my first pay check (Dam it feels good to have money coming in again.) and am staying with some friends at the moment while I try to piece my life together again. Everything is going really well.
So Why Arent I Happy?
That’s a good question. I should be but i’m not. Each morning I walk to work and see everyone hustling to work with their briefcases with grim looks on their face stuck in the same day to day routine and when I’m sitting at my desk I just think “There has to be more than this” and while I am not disillusioned to the fact that everyone has to work. Life can’t just be one big holiday no matter how much we wish it could be.
I really hope that this is just a phase and I’ll be fine with zoning out and working like everyone else and looking forward to the weekends and those awesome holidays that you work hard to get. But I don’t think it’s going to happen. I’ve tasted the forbidden fruit and seen what life can be. Your life really can be whatever you want it to be and while I have a lot of awesome idea’s and plans on what I want my life to be. deciding between those choices when you have no restrictions or ties is the hardest thing of all.
The world really is your oyster and all I know is that whatever ends up happening its going to be an adventure 🙂
PS. Oh and I’m totally stoked that I can drink the water again and flush toilet paper in the toilet Woot! haha