Circumnavigating planet Earth was amazing. Even before I started my trip, I became so involved in what I was going to do that the rest of the world seemed to disappear. For months, I went to bed thinking about the project, and it was the first thing on my mind when I woke up. I almost burned out in the process. Later on, the road itself became the routine. I immersed myself in stories of other people. I dived into fascinating places. I figured things out. I dealt with situations and moved on.
But I think it’s fair to say that coming to the end of such an experience is challenging. Suddenly, you wake up in the morning and you feel lost. You have no more places to visit on your agenda, no more trains to take, no distance to cover for the next day.
I found it hard to adjust to normal life after I returned home. It thought me that it’s important to focus not just on the planned experience, but also what happens afterwards.