Friday, April 20, 2012

To travel or not to travel...

Well Hello there!

This past week has just been one of those weeks where I wanted to cuddle my baby and not blog... or do much of anything else. I had a great time in Michigan last weekend, hanging out with my gal pals. But for some reason when I come back from a trip, I don't like to join the rest of the world for awhile. As I've grown older, I've turned into a homebody. And I get lonely for home when I'm away. When I was a kid and then all the way through college, I LOVED to go away! To camp, to Grandma & Grandpa's house, trips, adventures, world traveling, YES PLEASE! No homesickness for me!

But now, as much as I still like to see new places, or visit old friends, I like being home more. Sleeping in my own bed, having my own routine, and not living out of a suitcase (which BTW, mine still isn't unpacked and put away!)
Now don't get me wrong, I still think mommy time away is good. And maybe it's just hard because I only have one child and he is still a baby and very dependent on me. I'm also still pretty newly married, so I like being with my husband. (not to say I won't like being with him 10 years from now!! :) And so of course I miss him too.
I don't know... just some thoughts. Maybe marriage & motherhood has turned me into a homebody. But I love it and wouldn't trade it for anything.

It's like in the book of  Ecclesiastes,
There is a time for Everything,
and a Season for every activity
under the sun.

Have you found your travelling habits changed as you get older? Is this just me?

7 comments :

sara said...

To travel, of course! Hey, we all like travelling, who wouldn't. I recommend to aspire to the far-off destinations as this gives you always lots of inspiration and enlightenment.

Greets,
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K and/or K said...

I would love to go on a solo trip right now, but alas, not in the cards for awhile! Toronto next year!

Shannon said...

I'm exactly the same way and have been married for almost 8 years. It took me atleast 3 days of contemplating to book a hotel room for my hubby and to go to Vegas for 2 nights. I get anxious leaving my girls/hubby/home etc. Once I am actually on vacation though I enjoy even if I do miss my girls terribly. I think it's just what happens when you become a mom ;)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i am a homebody, too. i love being home and making my home mine and making memories here. i don't think there is anything wrong with that. :)

Christina Main said...

I am completely a homebody too. My husband hates it. But I can't help it. We've been married 3.5 years (dated 7 before that) but I still HATE being away from him. Hate being away from our kitties (no kiddies yet). And as for us going away- I miss my cats, home, bed, livingroom, kitchen, bathroom...everything. Don't get me wrong, I love the idea of traveling, and try to do it as often as I can muster up...but as soon as we're on the road I secretly crave my little home we've made.

You're in good company ;)

PS- As I type this "Home" by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros is playing. And I find that humorous.

Lindsey Cazac said...

Hi! I'm your newest follower and co-host of this month's blog hop. Thanks so much for joining in on the fun :) I'm looking forward to getting you know you better!

I'm the exact same way now that I have a little one ;)

Morgan said...

It's good to be a homebody! I know exactly what you mean. I love to travel, but when I travel I love to be home :).

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