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Feeling Overwhelmed: Day 19 as a Solo Traveler

You know that saying and song lyric, "All that glitters is not gold." Well, I understand it 100% now!

I can't say that today was a "tough" day, but something was off for sure. Honestly, nothing really happened. I mean, my remote work was busy, I got some content creation completed and booked travel for my next destination. However, I still felt this underlying feeling of mental and emotional exhaustion. I feel like I've been on a long vacation, that hasn't ended yet. I am sure what I am saying doesn't make too much sense, but that is the only way I can describe this feeling.

I've said many times before on my Vlogs and on my Instagram/Facebook stories, that traveling full-time has been very glamorized. We are constantly seeing people talk about being a #DigitalNomad, #SoloTraveler, and living the #Vanlife. Myself included!

My hope with these daily blog entries is to help others see that there are both highs and lows that come with solo traveling. And those highs and lows aren't the same for everyone. You see, I've met solo travelers who live in penthouses and elaborate hotels. I've bet travelers who work on local farms in exchange for room and board. There are bougie travelers, travelers on a budget, and those that live out of one backpack. Those peaks and valleys are all dependent on what type of traveler you are. I am very much a digital nomad on a budget hahaha! I laugh, but it is the truth. I am constantly looking for the best deals so that I don't go over the funds that I have allocated for travel.

With that said, I think I am having a bad day because I wish I wasn't a digital nomad on a budget. Yes! I could be fiscally irresponsible and just forget about my bills at home and my savings....BUT...I don't have the luxury of doing that. I am in a bad mood because the neighborhood I currently live in sucks, and it is so noisy (I don't you I get grumpy when I don't get adequate sleep).

Any way. I am having a difficult time putting my feelings into words, so I am going to stop here before I say something I regret. Just no that all that glitters is NOT gold!

Your friend,

BrookeLynn the Friendly Blogger

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