Monday, April 25, 2016

Angkor Wat tell me your secrets

I got up at 4:30am to watch the sun rise over Angkor Wat today.
Angkor Wat is the most famous and well preserved temple in the Angkor temple system in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Other temples include Angkor Thom:

Or the Tomb Raider temple:

Despite this, I've been getting tired and bored of traveling. I'm on week 6.
I think it comes from not having a goal for my travels and not knowing what I'll be doing when I get back to reality and back to home in the United States.

I'm tired of traveling because I don't have a goal of what I'm traveling for. (I'm not on a 2 week trip meant for un-winding from work. No, I left my job and I don't have a solid plan for life and I can travel for months or even years until my savings runs out.) If my travels had a deadline of when to stop, it might allow me to enjoy the limited amount of time even more.

I find that I don't do well without overarching goals and deadlines, and I need one for traveling... It also has to do with me not having a job and not really knowing what I'll be doing when I get back. I think that just makes life overall a bit hopeless. Because when I'm traveling, I'm not really working towards those things related to career development and online classes, where-as if I was at home all day, I probably would. So maybe that's why traveling made the hopelessness even more pronounced. This is one aspect that I didn't think of before...

I think working on side projects while traveling will help. But I would like to have a solid and more detailed goal for traveling too, in addition to "have fun, learn about other country's history and culture"

Angkor Wat, tell me your secrets. What can I learn from you? What can I learn from being here.

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