Does not traveling mean I’m counting the seconds until we can fly internationally again? Yes or no. I’m not going to lie. It would be awesome to step on a plane tomorrow. But I think I’ll wait just a little while longer. I’ve learned to fill my time with other things. In reality I feel like I’m busier now than before the pandemic.
Not Traveling = Virtual Traveling
I’ve been video-chatting on Zoom a lot. Zoom fatigue is real. Although it really is a great tool. You don’t just use it to talk to friends and family. Not traveling means using Zoom to travel to places.
Virtually travel to places with other people. I recently was on part of an unofficial virtual tour of the British Museum. We were able to use Google to go through a lot of the different museum artifacts. This is something that’s available online and is a great way to travel without leaving home. There are a lot of different museums that offer virtual tours through Google. I also did a tour of the Guggenheim Museum. Don’t stop at museums.
Google Maps is the perfect way to get a taste of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. I was able to walk around virtually. Obviously it’s nothing like the real thing, but it was still very nice.
You’ll notice a lot more DIY projects on the blog lately. I did a DIY project to show you how to paint and relax during these crazy times. There is also a DIY about making reusable makeup remover facial pads. It’s an eco-project I’d thought about for a while. We throw away so many things unnecessarily.
And then I also made a DIY for reversible fabric face mask which I’m very proud of. That one was really fun to make. Making projects you can use in everyday life feels really great.
Not Traveling = Local Travel
My neighborhood is a great place that I seldom saw before the pandemic. It’s residential and doesn’t have much going on. But afternoon walks have been such a nice addition to my schedule. I’ve even spent more time in my backyard just relaxing.
Other days I just go driving. I love New England and all that it offers. I’m not traveling far, but I’m gaining a new appreciation for familiar places.
Brainstorming and Creating
I’ve been working on getting my creative juices going. There are some design projects that I’ll be talking more about soon.
And it’s not like I have that much time because I’m still working. Just ending my commute has been so different. I save so much time and I’ve been able to use that time to do other things.
So now I want to ask you “What have you all been doing while you are home and not traveling?”. I’m curious.