Before I embarked on my latest travel adventure – a tour of Colorado, Mexico and Vegas – I noticed I was experiencing a very different feeling than usual. Instead of the usual excitement and anticipation of the incredible journey I was about to have, I felt extremely hesitant and deflated. Having only recently returned from an amazing previous trip of New York, Texas, Switzerland and Ibiza, I felt like I was just about settled back in at home and before I knew it I was packing again.
Now to most, this travelling life seems like one that you could only dream of, with beaches, pole, food and friends, however, there are some downsides to the travelling life that can really begin to take their toll. Now this is not to sound ungrateful as I am so happy to have met the people I have, seen the places I’ve seen, experienced the journeys I have been on, but sometimes the constant airports, unknown beds, languages, foreign foods, limited training access and strange work schedules can really be exhausting. I am a very frequent and easy going traveller, having spent the majority of my life on an aeroplane and never once felt this ‘homesickness’ before, so it came to be as quite a shock. It was as if my longing for a little stability hit me with a tonne of bricks and it pulled on my heart strings to want to go home. Even sipping on pina coladas and watching the sunset in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico couldn’t shake this longing to be back in Melbourne.
Just before I left on my trip, I had began waitressing at a small cafe near my house and I love it. This refreshing environment of meeting people, remembering orders and connecting to the world again has been so amazing as many of you can understand being trapped in the bubble of pole dancing can really tunnel your vision! I have also just signed up to begin a 4 year degree in Naturopathy starting as soon as I am to return from my trip. I think because I was so excited to begin this new chapter of my life that I forgot to enjoy the end of the previous chapter. I almost didn’t even want to finish the chapter in anticipation of what was to come in the next. Never before did I think that the excitement of starting my degree would take place of the excitement of a world tour but it happened right before my eyes this very trip and it really confirmed to me that it’s right decision to make a change and turn this new leaf.
This doesn’t mean I will leave pole completely (I don’t think that would ever happen) however it does mean I will limit my travelling and touring for some time and will continue learning, developing and forming a future for myself in the health and fitness industry.
I hope you all understand and I can’t wait to meet you in the future when I do happen to pop up in your city 😘
Lots of Love
Amy Hazel xx