Neither dead nor lost

by Renee on August 14, 2012

A semiannual posting schedule is totally normal, right?

Okay, okay. Mea culpa. If I’d realized I was on the cusp of a 6-month blogging hiatus, I’d have given you a heads up.

The final leg of our European RV adventure was a mind-blowing whirlwind of awesomeness. In two short months we rocketed from Barcelona all the way to Gibraltar and then back up to Amsterdam. It was exhausting. It was fantastic.

Yes, we crammed in more stops than sane people should have. But we had the time of our lives and have no regrets.

Well, just one regret. In our attempt to wring every possible experience out of Europe, this blog was a casualty.

Imagine yourself standing beneath a thundering waterfall, the water crashing down around you. Now imagine it’s your job to catch all that water—with, say, a tablespoon. That’s pretty much how I felt during our last two months on the road. At the speed we were moving, posting about everything we were seeing and doing became overwhelming, and all that pressure was ruining the trip. Eventually I stopped blogging, shut my laptop, and just enjoyed the adventure.

I’m touched and amazed by the number of people who’ve emailed to ask how our trip turned out. Thank you for getting in touch. I can’t wait to tell you all about the end of the RV trip, along with our latest travel plans, but I’ll save it for the next post (due Thursday, incidentally, not next March).

It’s great to be back. I’ve missed you!

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1 Living Outside of the Box August 15, 2012 at 1:57 am

I can completely sympathize…blogging about adventures is almost as much work as the adventures (or perhaps more?)!!! Love the meditation photo above, by the way :-)
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2 Renee August 16, 2012 at 1:57 am

Thanks! Blogging is definitely more work than adventuring.
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3 Jason @ Travel Junkies August 15, 2012 at 4:02 am

Welcome back!

I fully agree that blogging while living the adventure is very difficult. Over the past two years we end up blogging after we get back from our vacations as we are usually too busy to blog about the stuff we are doing when we are actually traveling. I am really hoping that when we start our round-the-world adventure in a couple of months that we will be able to keep the content flowing as it is happening. Only time will tell…
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4 Renee August 15, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Thanks, Jason!

I’ve seen your itinerary; you guys will be moving pretty quickly across the planet, though I think you’re planning to stay in just one or two locations per country, yes? That will making blogging easier. If you have internet in your rental and are efficient in your writing & photo processing, you’ll probably be fine.

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5 Jenn August 27, 2012 at 6:09 am

Happy you’re back! I took the summer off blogging too and am now feeling the pressure to go back and catch up on the last few months…..just where and how to begin?
Hugs to all of you! Jenn

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6 Stevie September 10, 2012 at 2:39 pm

Glad you’re back in the blogging saddle! I understand all too well the ‘challenges’ of living and documenting at the same time. I’m excited about your new adventures. Hopefully our paths cross along the way.

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