life as a travel blogger
“OH WOW… that’s your job? That’s amazing.. You get paid for traveling and you’re your own boss.
I wish I had your life!”
Most of the people that I meet,don’t know the struggles behind this job and I’m simply exhausted to tell them that it’s not as fancy as they imagine it. I just smile and try to change the subject.
Yes, I love my job,but I don’t know if I want to do it forever.
When I travel to a place,I don’t get to enjoy that “vacation feeling”. I’m mostly sooper stressed cuz I have millions of deadlines that keep popping in my head. At the end of a trip,I’m just exhausted… and when I get back home,all I want to do is be by myself,sleep, watch Netflix, read a good book and disconnect.
But I can’t… cuz the real work starts as soon as I get back home : meetings, planning new trips, writing, editing…
I don’t even have time to meet with my friends and catch up. I’ve missed so many birthdays in the past, so many reunions.. and it just makes me sad.
Most of the times, I promise to celebrate when getting back home,but that barely happens, cuz I’m just exhausted. My phone has become my portal to keep up with my friends & my family ‘s lives.
I don’t want to complain and sound like I’m taking my job for granted… cuz I’m sooper grateful for doing what I love the most… but sometimes it’s just too much.
Discovering new places gives me a kick, meeting new people and making new friends is my fav part of my job. Sometimes I get attached to some of the people I meet during my trips and then I miss them like hell when I’m back home.
Of course we keep connected,thanks to this modern world… but it still sucks. Some of them I don’t get to see ever again…cuz they’re just too far away.
I sound like a crybaby right now,I know… but sometimes I wish I had a normal job.
Yes, I get paid to do what I love the most,but I’m giving up on many things in my private life to keep doing what I do.
I’m almost never alone ,but nevertheless, sometimes I just feel lonely. I need some consistency in my life… but that’s hard in my job.
Wow, is Ana really writing this blog-post? All mellow and petty… it doesn’t sound like her at all.
Well, maybe it’s the winter blues,or,I don’t know… but I’m not always this HAPPY-HAPPY-JOY MACHINE,I’m a human being after all…
This post is gonna probably create a shit storm,but I had to put my thoughts down….to make you guys see,that BEING A CONTENT CREATOR is not always as perfect as INSTAGRAM shows it.
With this being said : don’t ever wish you had the life of someone that might have the perfect life on Instagram… cuz believe me,no one’s life is as perfect as their Instagram feed. Those people have struggles as well, different types of struggles… but that doesn’t make them any less shittier.