Airport Diaries: Coming home

 It’s been a while since I did one of these and I should probably confess that this is a little bit of a cheat as I’m not in an airport, I’m in a train station. In fact more accurately I’m on the train ready to head home.

For the last week I’ve been in London. My first time since I was just a child and another opportunity to travel solo, my favourite way to go.

This trip was a little more awkward than my normal journeys. Typically you fancy a change of scenery, find an area you’d like to go and things you’d like to do and then you book your travel and accommodation. This time round I was approached by a person in need of a house sitter (if you’d like to know more about housesitting let me know and I’ll write a post soon). She lived in London and needed someone to care for her three cats for a week while she was away.

I accepted the place, so now I had somewhere to stay, I was going to London, and I needed to book my travel and figure out just what I was going to do with myself! Just a little topsy-turvy!

My thoughts have been very scattered of late so I was really hoping this would be the perfect time to figure it all out and work on me.

Fast forward a week and I’m headed home again. I’m not sure what to take from the whole week, I found it really hard to relax and contemplate but with some luck and some time back at home again I’ll have a better take on how the week went.

Still, I did far more than I’d planned and really enjoyed London. It’s certainly not for everyone but I really think I could thrive there, who knows maybe London is where the future is. Maybe.

Do you ever find yourself feeling a little lost like I am?

I think it's a rare thing to know with confidence your “one true calling” and I wonder more that that’s really just a sociological construct, and ideal, a silly question with post to children “what do you want to be when you grow up” and maybe for the most of us, there is no one calling, just lots of paths and passages that intertwine and overlap, some only short and others taking us from one end of life to the other.

Let me know your thoughts…

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  1. I think 'your calling' is a made up notion too! Glad you enjoyed London, it's a very different place to the rest of the country isn't it? I seem to go there once a year (if that) but I think spending a week there would be better . . there is so much to do and see there! How did you find your house-sitting job? Amy

    Amy at Amy & More

    1. Hi again Amy! I had a great time, lots of unexpected adventure. Its definitely completely different to the rest of the country, quite surreal actually. I love cities but I do get a few excited butterflies when I get to come home to my country town.

      Housesitting was great, I always really enjoy it and its a great way to travel if you want a more local experience.


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