Yesterday was my first full day back in the states. Â I’ve made time to catch up with friends and family, and have even started working again in the past 48 hours. Â It has been a bit of a whirlwind and honestly, even though I was only gone for five weeks, I’ve already noticed some things I’ve got to adjust to back at home, like not speaking Spanish to random strangers. Â I did this about three times in the airport just on the way home and most of the time I was greeted with a dumbfounded look as a reply. Â I’m not sure whether they either had no idea what I was saying or whether they were wondering why this white guy was speaking Spanish to them.
This past five weeks has taught me a lot about myself, and has helped me shape my potential plans for the next couple of years. Â I’ve realized that I have a unique opportunity with my current job to be able to travel and not have to worry about being able to pay for things back home. Â I’ve decided that not taking advantage of this opportunity for at least a couple of years would probably be something I would deeply regret in the future. Â I don’t know exactly what the future holds in terms of travel for me, but I do know that over the next two years I will be traveling the world at any opportunity I get.
My next trip will not be until December of this year, which, honestly, is way too far away for my liking. Â I’ll be keeping the site going during this time with photos from this past trip, as well as different articles about traveling and reflections on my trip. Â In the meantime, check out my upcoming travels page as I start planning my next trips.