I Fall Asleep Everywhere And My Life is Wasted On Me.

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Jan 3, 2017
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So, wait, you’re a travel writer?

Well, kind of. I mean, I travel a lot and I write about it, but I don’t know if my blog is actually useful for-

That sounds amazing.

Yeah, it’s pretty fun … Honestly, sometimes I think it’s wasted on me. I get motion sickness and I’m sort of a homebody so-

You must have the most glamorous life.

Huh?

You TRAVEL THE WORLD and then you write about it. That sounds like a dream.

Um … yes.

So what do you do on your trips? Do you spend every day taking photos and exploring?

Sure.

Where have you been recently?

Let’s see … a few months ago we were in Scotland.

Ooooh, what was it like?

Um … very relaxing.

That is amazing. I hope you appreciate it.

Yes. Appreciate.

And never take a single moment of it for granted. 

Nope. ENJOY EVERY MOMENT! EVERY SINGLE ONE!

Why are you screaming?

Just … making a point about how much I don’t squander my life and how it totally isn’t wasted on an ingrate like me.

Ooookay … Hey, do you have any tips on how to beat jet lag?

Nope.

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  • Theresa

    Ha! I wish I had this affliction. I once cried on a plane because I was so exhausted but still couldn’t manage to sleep sitting up. I have requirements. Black out curtains and ear plugs and a horizontal stature and pillows for daayyyys before sleep will even think about gracing me. I pretty much need to be in one of those sensory cancellation tubs. More power to you.

    Also, my husband and I often discuss the need for lowwww expectations when going out on dates/exploring new places. Things are rarely ever what you expect and if you’re expecting your travels to be a glorious waltz through the hidden wonders of the world, you’ll most likely wind up in a water logged city with half the restaurants closed and everything costing 94,823,948 dollars. So I feel like your ability to glide through and take a nap now and then probably means you aren’t demanding too much and therefore are actually opening yourself up for unexpected delights. Or something like that.

    • Everywhereist

      Aww, this is super gracious of you to say, Theresa. I actually can’t sleep on planes, but after a few days of travel and serious jet lag, something about cars or big comfy couches just wipes me out.

  • dave

    Haha I can identify with this. Lived in 5 countries, but spent the majority of that time on my laptop working. Always find some time to sight see, and meet new people, though. Just never as much as I’d prefer!

  • Anthropologal

    The first time I was in Norway for a month in 97 with my best friend, we rented a car and drove all over the beautiful, scenic country. I fell asleep in the car pretty much every day. One day I woke up and my leg was sore and I looked down to see bruises on my knee and thigh and exclaimed “WTF?!” and Michael said “oh I was just driving around the corners in the mountains really fast, slinging you sideways into the door trying to wake you up.” (Please note it did not wake me up.) I guess my driving buddy was tired of no one sharing the breathtaking scenery or the conversation.

  • HAHA this is so great.

  • Explorer Sue

    These photos are great! I can appreciate a person who’s willing to make fun of themselves…and you look so relaxed, like you can sleep anywhere. I just want to know…where are the drool shots? 😉

  • I actually fell asleep in a bowling alley last week, so I feel you.

  • Lindsay Gasik

    Even asleep you actually look pretty glam in that head scarf and lipstick. This was so funny

  • Rishi Pandey

    Thanks for share beautiful and awesome bolg
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  • Rishi Pandey

    So what do you do on your trips? Do you spend every day taking photos and exploring?
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  • Tiffany Jean

    I just stumbled upon your blog this evening googling “things to do in Oslo”. I sent the url to my bestie and my fiance and said they both needed to read to at least “exhibit A & B”. I then told them I wished we were friends haha. Your blog is great, and this is another fun piece. I have fond memories of falling asleep in a park in Bordeaux the day after I landed. Wish I would have started a blog, but I’m 35 countries deep and feel I’ve missed too much time. I’ll live vicariously through others. Keep it up!

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