That post adventure comedown.


I have been back in Australia now for a month and I’m starting to settle back in but I find after every big adventure there is a come down, it happened after sailing too. It’s that feeling you get when you return home and things start to go back to the way they were before you set off.

You might know what I mean, it’s that “parties over” kind of feeling.

I keep reminding myself that coming back to Melbourne is just for the summer and for a holiday. I will be returning to the UK later in the year but it’s easy to feel like things are just going back to the way they were before I left. I’m back staying in the same house, even sleeping under the same sheets and it feels like the last 8 months might have been a dream.

Again the problem is focussing on the past rather than on the future and on moving forward rather and looking back, yes it’s obvious but it’s something that I constantly need to work on. Comparison is a problem for me because for the moment I focus on the negative rather than the positive; what I was doing compared to what I am doing, who I was compared to who I am and what I have compared to what I had.

The trick to beating the “I’m back here again” blues is to keep busy moving forward and to not let myself get stuck back in the same old routines. Moving forward means pushing forward with work and being proactive. It also means constantly reminding myself of the reasons why I’m back. I’m here for the summer to have a break, focus on my health and fitness and otherwise enjoy the results of a job well done.

Things aren’t the same as they were before. I’ve got the travel bug, I have had a great time overseas and I have achieved most of my goals for the last year. I have had my adventure, had my holiday and now it’s time to start the next one.

The future is bright and there are lots of awesome things ahead, it’s time to get over the hangover and start planning the next grand adventure.

Just keep swimming.


2 thoughts on “That post adventure comedown.

  • January 13, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    There are some that quite enjoy returning “home” or to something familiar. And then there are people like ourselves that need adventure to get them through.
    I’d say enjoy your break and focus on preparing for the next big adventure. As you know, you’re cut out for greatness. Thanks for sharing your journey with us.

  • January 13, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    Yes, Shannon I know & understand what you are saying and going through. After being out of work for the last 15 going on 16 months with only a few days work here and there its easy to focus on what should be and what can be and then making those things happen. That’s why I started my own business but that never really got off the ground as well as I had hoped. Mainly due to the timing and limited budget but I did do my research so this year its going to be positive step forward for my business. Ive already started to design a web page via WordPress and I am having trouble with that and I am seeking some help. Here’s a plug for my business “Len’s Mobile Electrical Test & Tagging”.
    I got a lot of work to do on my blog before turning it into a webpage but I’m onto it.

    When you go back overseas do you have a job to go to or is that something you will look for when over there? I have every faith in you and know that you can do it. You did it last year and you will do it this year just keep on swimming xxx


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