I’ve continued to be busy this week adding more products to my website and completely forgot about the blog post I planned to do. Here it is – a day late. Hope you enjoy. If you have any comments, you can click “Contact Us”. I’d be happy to have your inputs on my mental state.
I love to travel – I never leave the house. Can a person be both a wanderer/adventurer and a hermit? Am I totally crazy or does this make complete sense? Does everyone have this dual personality, or are others just one or the other? Which are you?
I have been known to not leave my home for the entire week, except for Church on Sunday, and yet I have also been known to spend most of a day searching out ideas for our next travel adventure. One of the first questions friends and acquaintances often ask is “Where have you just been?” and the second one is “Where are you headed next? It makes for some great conversations. It’s too bad I’m such a hermit at home.
About twenty years ago, when our children started leaving the nest, I got bit by the travel bug. My husband and I are not “world” travellers (yet) but we have thoroughly enjoyed the experiences that we’ve had in North America, Central America, and the Caribbean (with one trip to Spain thrown in the mix). We usually travel about six weeks during the winter months, so do enjoy seeing the sights, meeting new people, and making connections with others.
However, I’ve never been socially adept and, with our cold Canadian winters and living on a farm, socializing just wasn’t even on the radar. I’m quite content to spend the day curled up with a good book, or, better yet, knitting a sweater for a grandchild or doing some other handwork. I find when I am home, except for a couple of groups I belong to, I rarely do anything socially.
When we are travelling there is a different side of me that comes out. I love to be adventurous. My husband and I are both certified scuba divers (with well over 100 logged dives). We’ve been on numerous zip-lines in different countries and don’t even think about going out on an ATV or kayak tour without me.
So what do you think? Am I totally crazy or does this make complete sense?