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21. Posted by Laura_B (Respected Member 352 posts) 10y

Hey,

I can kind of understand what you're going through.... I've been back home for 6 weeks now & still day dream about my trip (although was only 3 months) I try not to bring the subject of travelling, but sometimes can't help it, it's boring for those who haven't been, but great to natter to those who have been to the same places.

Going away for 2 months was great, but I have come back to the same dead end job (they gave me time off) & still don't know what to do with my life. I did think travelling would perhaps help me with some answers on careers, but nothing as yet!

I really want to go away again, but it's hard with having a dog, bf (who is keen to settle down) & a house.

What to do, it's all very confusing

22. Posted by MerB (Full Member 147 posts) 10y

Quoting Clarabell

.....

I know the travel stories will drive everyone mad, and I will struggle to stop going on about India etc.

I really want to live in Australia or New Zealand, but I think I'm going to have to go back to Uni, at least concentrate on career (but what?) in order to achieve it.

Can't you go to Uni in Aus/NZ or India~ they have some great universities there! And whatever you do choose a study direction that will allow you to travel / is in demand internationally.

It is only once you are back home that you realise how much you miss the place you have left. In fact they say you 'can't go home'.

23. Posted by MerB (Full Member 147 posts) 10y

Quoting Laura_B

Hey,

I can kind of understand what you're going through.... I've been back home for 6 weeks now & still day dream about my trip (although was only 3 months) I try not to bring the subject of travelling, but sometimes can't help it, it's boring for those who haven't been, but great to natter to those who have been to the same places.

Going away for 2 months was great, but I have come back to the same dead end job (they gave me time off) & still don't know what to do with my life. I did think travelling would perhaps help me with some answers on careers, but nothing as yet!

I really want to go away again, but it's hard with having a dog, bf (who is keen to settle down) & a house.

What to do, it's all very confusing

Give the dog away, ditch the b/f, sell the house, get a job on the continent.

Or on seconds thoughts, maybe just leave the dog temporarily with relatives while you sort out the quarantine regulations.
I have heard you get those new "pet passports".

[ Edit: Edited at May 17, 2006 5:46 AM by MerB ]

24. Posted by snatterand (Travel Guru 454 posts) 10y

I've been travelling through South America for 8 months, and I came back 3 weeks ago today. COming back wasn't too bad, seeing friends and family was great and Sweden is awesome this time of the year, everything is green, days are getting longer and people are friendly and outgoing. Though, I started working 3 days ago - and now I'm just bored. Any suggestions of how to make life interesting again??? :(

25. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

I suppose this is really obvious and maybe not an option for you but perhaps plan another trip!! Or at least a weekend away! Thats usually what we do as soon as we get home from one trip start planning another trip!

26. Posted by numero1 (Respected Member 295 posts) 10y

Plan another trip away. If you have no money when to come back, go work any old job that will allow you to save enough over 6 months - 1 year and save like crazy. Book your next trip and go.

Wherever you go to this time, make sure you feel the pain, and I mean really feel the pain of what it was like to return home after your last trip. This pain will force you to get up and look for work wherever you have traveled to this time instead of just deciding to sightsee and party all the time, knowing that having more money wherever you are will allow you the possibility to stay there longer. Once you start working and earning money overseas look into your options about living in that place long term.

27. Posted by snatterand (Travel Guru 454 posts) 10y

I'm not sure that is a sustainable solution in the long run. I mean, I really like being home too, I missed my friends and family while away, and also I sort of want to have a "real" job for a while. You see, I just finished uni before I left and I want to work with something that has anything to do with my program (i.e. environmental engineering) and not just any job to get money to get away. I'm sure that I will travel more, soon, so I'm not afraid of getting stuck here. The problem is right now to find all the small things of an everyday life that makes it worth getting out of bed in the morning... See what I mean?
//Susanna

28. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

quoting MerB[/b]

Can't you go to Uni in Aus/NZ or India~ they have some great universities there! And whatever you do choose a study direction that will allow you to travel / is in demand internationally.

If only it were that simple!!! I'd go to university in Australia in a heartbeat - if I won the lottery. That would be awesome! There is no way I could afford it. But just getting into Uni here would be great! I want to do Midwifery, and so in the UK would get a bursary (fees and grant paid) from the NHS if I got on the course.

I'd hoped to travel in Europe this summer, but now it looks like I'll have to spend the time ringing round universities begging them to let me in..... I don't know how I'll find time to go...

I miss being around new people, other travellers, which is why I've got addicted to Travellers Point again! You guys are great

29. Posted by snatterand (Travel Guru 454 posts) 10y

Quoting Clarabell

I miss being around new people, other travellers, which is why I've got addicted to Travellers Point again! You guys are great

I agree so much. This is like travelling while being home (and wasting time at work...)

//Susanna

30. Posted by numero1 (Respected Member 295 posts) 10y

Quoting snatterand

Though, I started working 3 days ago - and now I'm just bored. Any suggestions of how to make life interesting again??? :(

Susanna

It just made sense to me now.

You're bored because you're in the wrong job - change jobs.
You're bored because you hang out with the same old boring people - make some new friends.

You're bored becuase you are doing all the same things you did before you left to go to South America - find some new hobbies.

you're bored because you still go to the same old places you've always been to in your home town - try going to some new places.

If you love your job, have interesting friends, love your hobbies, have no-where else to go in your home town and you're still bored, well then you never went traveling long enough. In that case I'd suggest to go traveling again.