A couple of months ago, all my travel plans were put on pause when I found out my foot was broken. I was very upset I couldn’t continue with my itinerary, but If I wanted to keep traveling the world I needed to rest and recover from my injury. When it happened, I said to myself that nothing was going to stop me from continuing my journey. God, I was wrong.
Two weeks after my accident, I traveled to Barcelona with a cast. I thought it was going to be the same! After all, I only had an orthopedic boot that I could easily remove whenever I wanted. Even though I did all the activities I wanted to do in that trip, I cannot explain how tired and uncomfortable I was at the end of the day. During the day, I just wanted the day to be over so I can head over to the hotel and rest my foot. But hey, lesson learned.
After this experience, It was clear to me that I needed to take a break until my foot was completely healed. For a travel blogger, staying in one place for a long period of time and without any trip to look forward to is absolutely torture. I was so upset that I would convince myself that I didn’t like traveling and had constant thoughts like: “I hate planes”, “Ugh Expedia” and “I don’t want to travel anymore”.
What was I thinking? Of course I like to travel. Traveling is my passion. I am nobody without my travels and sense of adventure.
Two (long) months later: my foot was 99% back to normal. The doctor said that with one-month physical therapy, will foot will be 100% fully functioned again. At this point, I had convinced myself that traveling wasn’t for me haha but I had a NYC trip planned, I I went ahead and booked my flight.
I cannot express how good it feels to travel again! Now that my foot is completely healed, I could do everything at my own pace without feeling a discomfort or pain. HALLELUJAH! My wanderlust was re-born. I can’t wait to start planning my travels. Starting July, my adventure continues!
PS – What I learned from this experience? Staying in one place for a long period of time is definitely not for me…
Until next trip,