Today I put into words on my FaceBook page what I had been thinking about for months — I’ve gotten a bit burned out from the business of travel blogging. I think we all get like that with certain things in our lives. I love the travel. I love the writing. But I have to admit, all this social media brew-ha-ha can sometimes be overwhelming and take away from the peacefulness that travel brings to me personally.
Granted, I’m an over-sharer and part of my shtick is sharing every moment online when I travel. It’s time for me to slow down. Just for a little while. Like Stella, I need to get my groove back.
I’ve also become a bit fussy when it comes to choosing my adventures lately. I don’t take on grueling itineraries anymore and I’m not waking up at the butt-crack of dawn to drive hours in traffic to New Orleans to catch a flight when I can leave from Baton Rouge at 9AM after parking my car at 8AM in the airport garage. I turn down most group press trips because I don’t want to be stuck traveling with an asshole I don’t like for a few days. Heck, I might be that asshole on the trips now, so maybe it’s best for me to go solo. And I’ve been paying for more trips out of my own pocket, if only for the freedom of doing what I want, when I want.
And I’ve been thinking of selling my big blog, TravelingMamas.com. I’ve had offers in the past and had a few come in today once I stated I was entertaining the idea. I may not sell it. Then again, I might and will go on to start another project. Whatever I choose to do, wherever I decide to go, right now I’ve got this peaceful easy feeling that life is going to be just fine.
Do you ever get burned out? What do you do to overcome that feeling?