…and did I mention that Tals resembles a freaky gremlin?!
Guys, I learned something about myself this weekend, and I’m pretty sure that I’m not proud of it: being alone is totally weird!
Let me back up and explain. You see, Will flew out to Jordan on Saturday morning as part of Backpacker’s “Editor’s Choice” trip. A few staff members or contributors are chosen every year to go on the EC trip, and this is the second year that Will has been fortunate enough to get asked to go. Last year they went to Tasmania and I was so insanely jealous of the photos that he brought back! This year, the trip is in an entirely different part of the world, and Will was so excited to check out the Middle East.
And did I mention how envious I am?! My parents and I had debated a brief trip to Petra when we visited Egypt in 2010, but in the end, we decided to spent our time in Egypt and save Jordan for another day. As of now, that day has yet to arrive so looks like Will is going to visit before me. I don’t know much about their trip, but I do know that they will conclude a four-day backpacking trip by hiking straight into Petra. Pretty flipping fantastic, right?!
Anyway, I took him to the airport Saturday morning so I’ve spent the past couple of nights solo (well, excluding Tals, of course!) Initially, I didn’t think much of it because I’m used to being alone. I mean, up until May, I had lived by myself for six years, right?
Turns out, things change! I got home from a bbq Saturday night and crawled into bed for an early night—like 9pm! Right away, I noticed how awkwardly big the bed felt!
Why was the house so quiet?
And what in the world was that weird shadow in the corner?!
Why do Tally’s eyes look so strange in the dark?
Now, I don’t mean to make this sound like I had a totally meltdown and cried myself to sleep because that absolutely isn’t the case. However, it was striking to me how much less I liked being alone compared to how I used to feel. In the past, I thrived on solo time and truly enjoyed living by myself. I still have these characteristics and Will always teases me about how I need my 30 minutes every morning where I drink my coffee by myself and speak to absolutely no one.
Apparently, I’ve learned to love living with this guy!
Any big kid realizations lately?
How was your weekend?