It’s now December 29th, a day before we go to Busan the second biggest city in South Korea where we will be staying for five days. The day before is always a day that is filled with excitement, butterflies churn in my stomach but as I lie on the bed typing this post something seems to be missing. The butterflies just aren’t there, the excitement isn’t there either actually I’ve felt like that nearly all this year and that has probably been the reason that posts have been few and far this year.
Actually it is probably why we haven’t really done any travel this year.Earlier in the year we went to Vietnam and I enjoyed my time there but it didn’t excite me when I come back from a holiday the first thing I usually do is want to start planning another trip but this time I was just happy to return to Japan.
The Summer I went home and caught up with family and childhood friends there was very little sightseeing and travelling it was just great to be back catching up on old times. I had an amazing time. A couple of days later after I returned to Japan I went away with my wife and son just for a few days to relax at a cheap resort in Miyazaki again we did nothing and it was nice. It wasn’t travel but relaxing it is what we needed.
It is hard to say why I have began to feel like this as travel has always been a high priority in my life after all I married someone who loves to travel as much as me not to say that is why we got married but meaning it would have been hard for me to have married someone who didn’t like to travel. We have raised a child who has travelled a lot from a young age hoping to inspire him to follow in our footsteps.
The world inspired me like it inspires most people who set out around the world to see its riches I want it to inspire me again to once more be a priority in my life to feel the passion that it once gave me. But for now other things have taken over my life that I had once never thought would be something that I would like to obtain. The last couple of years I’ve been promoted in our company from working just the required hours that foreign workers usually work in Japan to working long hours like the Japanese work but I’m not complaining it is what I surprisingly wanted the thing is my holiday time is a lot shorter and the workload has left me tired but I’m enjoying what I do. I thought this what would drive me to want to escape and set out to have a break from things and get me on the road for a short time but atlas it never did.
Right now if I wanted to get away even though we leave tomorrow I would rather do nothing but lie on the sands of a beautiful beach with a drink in hand taking in the rays of the sun for now that is all I want to do instead we are heading to the bitter coldness of Winter in South Korea in a city that I’ve heard reminds many Japanese of the city that I live in today,Osaka.
Will Busan catch us by surprise, will it get me out of this funk, but most of all will it inspire me to want to set out and see more of this amazing world. I want to be inspired I want to feel the way that travelling once made me feel. I need to be inspired I need to be set free.
Have you ever felt like this before? Is travelling still a huge priority for you?