Saturday, 13 September 2014

Top 10: Things to do when back from abroad!

Hi there! I hope you are all having a good weekend! 

So this summer, I’ve done a few bits of travelling, and what I would like to share with you guys is my top 10 things I like to do when I get back from a trip. Maybe you’ve had similar experiences or you have something specific you do too? Well, without further ado, here they are!

1.      Be hyper

My initial response to be home is always hyperness. I jump around in public and do things I wouldn’t usually do, like actively pose for a lot of pictures, sing out loud and run towards the car that is going to be taking me home. It surprised me the first time I did it too, but I was just so happy to be back!

 
2.      Hug my family, and sometimes cry (if they weren’t there with me)

If my family haven’t been there with me, I will have undoubtedly missed them, whether I was there for a single day or three weeks.


3.      Eat food I love or crave
 
 
When I came back from China my welcome home dinner was ribs and rice (some of my favourite foods) and I was really REALLY craving my every day bowl of cereal seeing as I didn’t have any while I was there at all. A simple food to miss but I did. So. And my father surprised me with this amazing meal as well :D

4.      Sleep

Jetlagged or not, sleep is good after being away. I’m not the only person who misses their own bed, am I?

5.      Check emails and plug back into the internet world

 
Usually when we go on holiday we don’t have internet connection. I don’t really mind most times; I actually like unplugging. It’s the plugging back in that is more of a challenge. Emails sure like to pile up.

6.      Get back to blogging

 I gotta tell you all what I’ve been off doing and why I stopped posting suddenly!

7.      Sort through the travel photos

 So I can show you guys of course! 

8.      Talk to my mates back home

It’s not just family I miss ;)

9.      Read early in the morning in the peace and quiet
My father recently bought us a double swing chair that is put outside. I like waking up early, having breakfast by myself and then sneaking outside to read with a good book. So peaceful and quiet. Mmm ^^
 
10.      Be alone
 
At heart, I’m an introvert. When it comes to travelling I usually am sharing a room with someone and that means constantly spending time with someone always there. No problem for me, I can usually stay pleasant and just enjoy the trip altogether. But when I come back, I love catching up on that alone time I missed out on. 
http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/f2a15e315/" rel="nofollow">a Rafflecopter giveaway



 
Olivia’s Question: What do you like doing when you get back from travelling?

 
Olivia-Savannah Roach x
Disclaimer: Some images are not mine and are found on Pinterest

26 comments:

  1. Hi there Olivia - Great advice (especially the sleep part)! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Who doesn't like a good nights sleep after a whole lot of travelling?

      Delete
  2. 9 and 10 are my favorite! Awesome list you have here Olivia :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I'm an introvert too so I know how it feels. Sometimes I can't wait to get home and savor my me-time. :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Planning. I love to have everything set out before me so I get that organized feel, and when I start school, I get loads of free writing time. These things are more personal than I thought, I loved how doing this top ten tells us a lot about you. I would have liked to have longer reasons for each one though.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know you love to plan, sister! It's getting a bit much sometimes, but if it's you, then it's you!

      Delete
  5. Reading in the early morning is one of my favorite things to do any day!! One of the only times I get some time alone. Great list!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am glad you get to enjoy some of your private time alone as well. Thank you :D

      Delete
  6. Love the athletic from surfing the net :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's about all the surfing I know how to do ;)

      Delete
  7. LOVE the sleeping and being alone part! Glad you had a good time and great post :)

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hehe those seem like they were the most agreed with!

      Delete
  8. The home food and bed, I totally agree! I just jump into my bed and it is a glorious feeling to smell and feel your familiar bed!
    These are good points here, Olivia!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Manisha! My bed makes me feel like I am fully home <3

      Delete
  9. Great advice. a good sleep is always the best.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Ou! Awesome post! I totally agree. I travel a lot and frequently, so when I come back it's all awesome and it's the best feeling in the world! I do all of the same things, tee hee. Sleep, coming back to your bed, and eating homemade food is life. <3

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think it's great that you have the chance to travel so much, and I would agree, some of those things are the best to do ^.^

      Delete
  11. After traveling I need to unpack, check mail or email, and sleep.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Checking mail is something I do too, and emails can be hard if they have piled up xD

      Delete
  12. Where did you study? China?! I taught English to primary school teachers in Tianjin Normal university back in 2012. It was such a rewarding experience and I recommend everyone studying abroad if they have the chance to. Your list of activities to do when home is so true to words. Internet internet Internet Google hardly ever worked in China and I missed it. I was craving skyline Cincinnati Chili my parents made me some when air returned home. It was amazing. Though Chinese food isn't bad, it's always nice to have your favorite foods. Awesome post. Totally relatable.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh nooo I have never studied in China! In fact, I am still in secondary school. I went there for a summer camp. It sounds cool that you went there and taught though! I would love to study abroad at some point. There are always things I miss about home <3

      Delete