Tallipiha, Tampere, Finland
Today I’m writing to you from work! Yes, from real work. Even travelers work sometimes and in fact, it’s a nice change when compared to my normally hectic life of almost full-time traveling. However, it only takes like two hours before I’m ready to say that thanks but no… I could never get a full-time job where I can’t decide my own work hours. How people work 5 days a week for so many hours per day?
I just don’t get it.
Call me lazy if you want. I don’t even care… 😀
Hey, all travelers out there!
How are you doing today? I’m again here writing this postcard and updating you about my life. It’s like 2pm and I’m still wearing my nightwear. Someone could say that this is a slow morning or a bad start for the day. For me, on the other hand, today has been very productive. Day by day I keep updating my blog. Little things, small steps, everything I want to change and add there. It feels good.
However, it’s not surprising because I’m literally in the same situation as I was in when first starting my travel blog. A few months ago I returned from my long trip to Japan. I haven’t been traveling and so my soul yearns something more. It’s hard to stay at home doing nothing. Or well-doing everything except traveling!
When I first started writing Go Travel Global I had just returned from my first ever solo trip for three months in Japan. My life was going downhill. Writing about traveling made me feel alive. Then people started reading my not so professional blog and for the first time in my life I kind of found out that maybe my dreams of being a writer weren’t as impossible as the world made me believe.
And then I stopped blogging.
I love blogging but it’s not easy. When you write every week and want to make something out of blogging it consumes you. There’s nothing else you can think of. Every trip, every new memory, everything is a possible idea for a new blog post. And so I stopped because I love life. There was no time for anything else when I was blogging.
And now I have returned.
It took me a long time to realize that blogging doesn’t have to be serious. I can do whatever I want and that’s it! Now I have returned with a new mindset. This blogging doesn’t have to go anywhere. Of course, it would be nice to be “professional blogger” but I’m still living the life of student and freelancer writer right now so it doesn’t matter. Maybe something more will come out of this or maybe blogging will forever be just a hobby I passionately love!
Sorry for ranting once again but hey I stopped caring what people think or want. Like the name of this blog says – I’m just an idiot who writes postcards for no one on the internet…
Lantern Festival, Tokyo, Japan
It feels like I have woken up from long dark sleep. I have been at home for a few months now but got sick right away after returning home from my two months trip in Japan. For this whole time, I have been sleeping – walking in this endless mist. Today I finally started going through my Japan photos. I’m getting better.
The photo above was taken in Tokyo during lantern festival. It describes my feelings right now perfectly. Seeing light – fire and city – somewhere between all this darkness. taking small steps forward everything seems to fall into its place. My blogging motivation has returned, work seems to flow too easily, and everything just seems so right. My path is leading towards the right direction.
Do you ever feel like this? You have been in a wrong situation forever and then out of nowhere everything just clicks. I’m trying my best right now, let’s hope it’s enough!
Photo from Finland because even I miss home while traveling… Sometimes being new city, meeting amazing people and experiencing so many different things gets tiring. Sometimes you fall asleep in hostel hoping that you were back at home in your own bed. Traveling around the world is amazing but there is something different at home that all of us miss from time to time…