So… This is it. Today is the day that we fly back home again. After all the adventures we’ve had in Vietnam, Spain, New Zealand and Indonesia, it is time to go back to our friends, family and university. Also known as reality.
I had an amazing time these 5 months and can’t believe they are over already. They seemed endless, but they flew. I did so many different things, met so many great and interesting people. But I’m ready to go home by now. I’m tired of packing my bag every two days and moving around place to place, not being able to have my own spot apart from my bottom bunk bed. I miss home. I miss the people and the food (oohw the food), my own bed and a clean shower. So I’m actually looking forward to the moment I get back and seeing everybody.
The thing I’m not looking forward to is starting university again in six days. The pressure, deadlines and rules. The uncertainty of what I want to do with my life and having to make choices about it anyway. I hoped that these 5 months would make things clearer, but it didn’t. If anything, it made things less clear. I rediscovered how much I love nature and how that might be something I can do something with the rest of my life (in this case I’m doing the wrong study). I found out I can’t handle working in tourism, the people would drive me mad. So I’ve got enough to figure out when I get home.
There are some good resolutions as wel. I’m going kayaking in the Netherlands. I loved it so much and want to do it more often. I want to go sailing again and when possible surfing. We had so much fun surfing. Maybe go again this summer?
So, let’s go back to routine and try not to fall into the routine too much. It helps that my next trip is already in the picture. I’m going to Australia this summer!!! I know, insane year of travels for me.
I’ll see you when you get off the plane. Have a safe flight and see you back in the Netherlands!