It’s hard to come back from an amazing trip and adjust back to real life and daily struggles. For whatever reason whenever I come back from vacation, I feel like I get post-vacay depression, probably because it’s back to reality and the same old thing. One thing I am working on, though, is making each day special and not be the type of person who has only the weekend to look forward to or some far ahead goal as my only compass. It’s important to make the most of each day and each moment and that’s what I’m trying to do.
For those of you who don’t know me personally, I can tell you that I’ve been sick for about 2 weeks and it has been miserable. I usually only get sick about once a year but when I do get sick it’s pretty brutal. This time around I had a throat and ear infection, I got better for about three days and then came down with bronchitis and another ear infection. During this time I had also applied to two totally different positions at work and had to do multiple interviews while I was simultaneously dying. Well, I must have made some sort of impression, because I did get job offers for both positions and although I felt like I was making a life-changing decisions, I finally went with one of them and will be starting my new role on Tuesday! I’m still not 100% myself, but compared to how I was feeling just last week, I’m doing much much better.
During my sickness I finally made it a point to work on my travel videos and I’m happy to say that I feel a renewed creative energy. For some reason I always put these projects off because they seem like they’ll take me forever, but once I start, I can’t seem to stop. I’ve been on a video-making frenzy!! Although I’ve always taken lots of pictures during my travels, it has only been in the last few years that I’ve started documenting my trips via video. When I watch my videos it’s like I’m on that trip all over again and it’s such a cool feeling to re-live these moments in a way that pictures can’t quite capture.
So, without further ado, here’s my Iceland video. It’s probably my favorite video that I’ve done so far. I realize that not everyone has the means to travel and for that reason alone I feel so lucky to be able to have the privilege to even be able to do something like this. Believe me, I don’t take it for granted.
Hope you guys enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it!