Let’s say you’ve gone on that fabulous vacation to somewhere exotic like Bangkok or Bali, or you’re going to visit your family in Korea or Nigeria .
You spent a whole year living or working in Europe or Asia or went backpacking in Australia or New Zealand .
Of course you did that 30 Plus Teams Tour of Atlanta just to see the Atlanta Falcons Football team’s new stadium .
All these trips have ended and you’re getting ready to come back home.
You’re going to miss the friends you’ve made and you’re happy to be going home.
Or are you?
Something just doesn’t seem right.
You’re going to sleep in your own bed that you haven’t seen in a long time.
You might even be sleeping in the same room that you’ve had for years because you’re living with your folks .
Something still isn’t making you happy , in fact you’re doing everything you can to keep from thinking about the fact that you’re leaving.
You can’t stop thinking about the wonderful time you had and the things that you saw.
Worse for everyone else, you CAN’T stop talking about your trip overseas or cross country to anyone who will listen .
You want to go away again so badly and oh so very soon.
Okay, what’s going on here?
What’s wrong with you?
Might it be that you’re suffering from Post Travel Depression ?
Now before you poo poo and think that this is another one of those “fake ailments “, think about it for a minute .
Your trip or sabbatical is almost over .
Do you think to yourself , ” I REALLY don’t want to go back. Maybe I can stay one more day if I have the money and I can change my ticket . ”
Or are you like me and buy two one way tickets because you’re not sure when you’re going to come back?
Sometimes I wait until the last minute to buy a return ticket .
Not very practical and kinda expensive , but it works for me.
I guess it’s a blessing to live in a big city where transportation is plentiful .
Since most of my travel consists of bus travel in the United States and Canada , it’s relatively easy tto buy tickets or change my ticket to leave on another day.
Greyhound charges $20 to change your ticket.
Megabus charges $ 20 for a standby ticket, no matter what day it is.
You just have to wait until everyone is seated and the driver counts the empty seats.
If you happen to be flying or taking Amtrak , it’s a little harder and more expensive to change your ticket .
Another question .
Do you dread every minute that you get closer and closer to your home?
Do you look forward to that next trip, only to realize that your next trip isn’t coming anytime soon?
Why do you feel this way and just what can be done about it ?
I honestly don’t know .
But rather than dwell on the fact that your next trip isn’t for a long time, work with what you’ve got.
You can’t tell me that you’ve seen everything in your hometown .
I live in New York City and I’m not going to lie and tell you that I’ve seen everything because I haven’t .
Get together with friends and be a tourist in your own city.
It will take your mind off the urge to tell everyone about how great the night markets are in Saigon or Jakarta .
What about you?
How do you feel after you’ve come back from a trip and just what do you do about it?
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