Do you think its true that ignoring is becoming a little more common? How sad that ignoring someone in our presence and being on our phone is becoming more and more accepted. Apparently this has been termed 'phubbing' phone snubbing. According to a study more and more people are phubbing due to internet addiction, smartphone addiction, self-control, and FOMO fear of missing out.
The reverse culture / re entry shock transition brings about a wide and range of emotions across a broad spectrum. Sometimes you feel on top of the world full of excitement to settle back into your home and see family and old friends whilst other times you will feel sad, empty and lost. Your left wondering why you even returned home in the first place.
There is nothing like the thrill of speed, I'm talking about the fast kind not the drug! I love the feeling of running fast, perhaps my love affair with this is what made me such a successful sprinter. Being lost in the moment. Moving my legs and arms as quickly as they will take me. Relaxing my body into the rhythm and pace. Feeling the coolness of the wind speeding past my cheeks. My hair fly’s behind me and my face is cold. All I can think about is what I can do to go faster. My arms glide back and forth and my legs follow stretching out. My feet gracefully take the weight of my floating body, impacting on the firm surface.
There is so much you can do with this wild and crazy life. Never in your wildest dreams will you be able to do it all, see it all or have it all. The world is a playground and there is just so much on offer. If your anything like me you will want to get the most out of your life. How do you do that?
Isn't it easy to lose yourself in this world? Now even more so than 10 or 20 years ago. We live in the age of information where anything we want to know is at the end of our fingertips, quite literally. Social media lets us peer into the lives of so many. Comparison is easy, judgment is easier as we really are only perceiving the world with our own eyes and thoughts and creating a story around what we choose to focus on.
Unlike so many of my friends and family, I haven't yet stepped onto the 'traditional life path.' Maybe someday I will, but maybe I wont. To be clear, I'm not for a moment suggesting this way is any less or better than any other, its just different to what I know. Instead I seem to live more a nomadic and free type of life. Wanderlust energy runs high through my soul. This somewhat nomadic pull plucked me swiftly out of the 9-5 city life.