noun | des·ti·na·tion·sick·ness
Definition of DESTINATION SICKNESS
:the state of experiencing a longing for the next destination during a period of being anywhere but there
We often hear of people being homesick. It is a term used by many who are away from home for any length of time; be it for travel, college, military service, or any number of other reasons. I suffer from the opposite. I suffer from destination sickness.
When Bill and I are on a trip and it comes close to the time when we must return home, sadness begins to set in. Often I have been in tears while we are on our journey home. This was especially the case as our Epic Adventure came to an end. Being on the road for nearly a month – it was the best feeling in the world.
There’s so much to do and see in the world. I just can’t bear working in front of a computer 8 hours a day, 5 days a week in this ongoing, mundane routine with little time to explore and enjoy nature, other cultures, and the world around me. How I long to remain a nomad of the world – taking in new sights and experiences every day. There is nothing more I wish for.
For now it is a dream I strive for – maybe one day it will come true!