Unpacking post-travel depression

Hey nomad friends!

It's Irene Lidia from Freaking Nomads, saying hello from Güzelçamlı, a charming little village in Turkey.

As I'm soaking up the sun, enjoying amazing food and landscapes, it's hard to believe that just a month ago, I was dealing with something pretty heavy: post-travel depression. Yeah, it's real and it hits hard!

Just picture this: I'd spent six months zipping around Southeast Asia, making memories and friends, having the time of my life. I was buzzing with happiness, freedom, and a thirst for life.

But, when I returned to my home base, it was like everything went grayscale. I was anxious, bored, couldn't sleep, and felt out of sync with everyone around me. Every little thing reminded me of my travels and home just seemed so…plain.

But, you know what? As I was deep in this funk, I realized something big: I wasn't the same Irene who first set out on that Southeast Asian adventure. Travel had changed me, and not just because I now knew a few Thai phrases and could whip up a decent nasi goreng!

When we travel, we leave tiny bits of ourselves in the places we visit and return with small imprints of those places on our souls.

This change wasn't a bad thing. In fact, it was something to celebrate. I'd grown, learned new things, and had some epic stories to share.

And, that's the thing we often forget about traveling. It's not just about cool Insta snaps and ticking things off your bucket list. It's also about the full range of feels you get: the highs of a stunning sunrise, the lows of saying goodbye, and even the sadness when you come back home.

I've learned to ride these waves, and I wanted to share that with you. So, if you're ever feeling down after a trip, remember you're not alone. There are loads of us nomads out there, and we're here for you, anytime, anywhere.

So, as we wrap up this week, remember this:

It's okay to change. It's okay to feel down. And it's definitely okay to reach out.

Thanks for being part of our freaking awesome nomad community. Until next time, stay curious, stay adventurous, and never stop exploring!

Big hugs,

Irene Lidia xx

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