The Truth of Why I Haven’t Written

I haven’t posted anything on here since July 12, and in the last week, I’ve had several people ask me why I wasn’t posting. Well, the truth is that I have nothing good to write about.

If you read my last post, then you know I am spiraling quickly into a horrible decent of realization that my time in Ireland is coming to an end. I am not happy about this. Because I’m not happy about it, all of the posts I begin creating are all negative and whiney. Seeing as how I don’t want to absolutely bore my readers, I chose to take a break from writing to get my head around things.

With that being said, I still don’t have my head around things.

There is some stuff going on in my personal life that have my head spinning in a constant hurricane. I know when I go home that I will have to find a job. There may be a few possibilities for me which is great! But I’m now  at a point where I have to clean up my résumé, add to my LinkedIn, and reawaken points of contact back home. My friends and I are already spending an extra-large amount of time together. Matilda (my Swedish roommate) and I cry when we talk about me going home, so we have just flat talked about it because, as we like to say, “It’s not real if you don’t talk about it.”

See, even this post is negative. I have like 10 posts in my “Drafts” stash that I can’t bring myself to finish. Every time my brain tries to write a positive post, my heart gets in the way and breaks. Stupid heart. I’m going to try to get a few posts out per week from here on out.

In all seriousness though, I haven’t done a lot recently. My contract at Northern Trust ran up a few weeks ago, so I’m back to everyday temping. There are no travel plans ahead of me. I don’t really want to leave Ireland when all I have left is two months here, so I hope to see as much of this country as possible.

Like I said, I’m going to try to get out a few posts a week from here on out. Just bear with me if some of them are super emotional and frustrated. I’ve never been one to pretend like everything is hunky-dory while living abroad. Sometimes it sucks, and right now is one of those times

Morgan is a travel blogger and columnist who loves chocolate and a cheesy rom-com. She spends her time reading self-help books in attempt to reassure herself that she isn't all that crazy. Follow her on her wild adventures around the world.

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  1. Morgan, I know just how you feel. I was blogging once a week while in Chile, but at the end of my second stay, I pretty much dropped off the blogosphere. The last thing I wrote before I left was about unusual Chilean snack foods. Yup. And then I didn’t write until a month after I returned.
    Don’t worry about writing. Enjoy the time you have, away from a computer screen!

  2. Thank you so much!! I’m glad it’s not just me. I really do feel terrible for falling off the map, but.. I just don’t wanna wallow in heartbreak all over my blog lol I’ll get back at it as much as I can. 🙂 thank you again! It really does mean a lot to me.

  3. I’m wallowing in heartache as well, since it’s been a year since I was in Chile and I have no plans of returning anytime soon. It’s all I can do not to reread my entire blog and sob. Hang in there!

  4. Is there any possibility of extending your stay? If not then maybe try to replicate the things you enjoyed so much about living in Ireland, especially the travelling. Maybe try and visit somewhere every month when you’re back home?

  5. Thanks for the follow on http://www.vacationsbylauren.com! I’m so glad I found your site because I can TOTALLY relate. The same thing (on a lesser scale) happened to me a few years ago. I had to abandon my happy traveling lifestyle when my dad got sick in 2006 and since then I haven’t been able to get back there as life happened… marriage, kids, jobs, etc. Luckily, I was able to transfer my passion for travel into a career and while it is so rewarding helping other people see the world like I used to, it can be depressing knowing that I am currently unable to take these adventures as freely as I used to. Don’t worry… whatever happens, you will NEVER lose the travel bug and you will certainly NEVER lose your experiences! WAR EAGLE, btw! (class of 2006) The world is always waiting for you!

  6. WAR EAGLE!! Oh my goodness! I love finding people in the Auburn family all over the place. Who know’s what’s around the corner for me. I have a few ideas of what I would like to do. So we shall see what happens 😉

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