I Must Admit, Traveling Makes Me…

I love to travel.

I mean seriously…

I freaking love it.

It is in my bones.

I get itchy if I am at home for more than 6 weeks.

I like to travel and meet new people and all of that stuff.

But sometimes…I get sick of it!

Earlier this year I had a really long stint of traveling.

Looking at my calendar, I was on 5 ½ trips from April to June.

That’s ridiculous!

And you know what?

I’m tired.

And I am not feeling grounded.

And yet, I’m booked with so many trips, it seems like I’m always leaving again.

Yes, I had some fun summer trips…

But in the second half of the year I have 11 trips already planned.

None of them are things that I don’t want to do…

But wow…

When is it too much of a good thing?

And how do you know?

This predicament got me thinking about boundaries.

And not just the boundaries I set with other people.

But the boundaries I set with myself.

I need to say no to me.

Call me crazy, but it’s time to narrow my priorities so I don’t get burned out.

I’ve been saying yes to whatever sounds good at the time.

So I went back to my values –

Integrity, Boldness, Connection, Fun, Spiritual Growth

I measured every planned trip against them.

Now I have 5 still scheduled through Dec. 31st.

(Thank goodness for Southwest Airlines flight change policy)

And I’ve started mapping out 2017.

I know it may seem early, but when I am feeling burnt out is the best time to plan –

Instead of when I’m hit with the travel bug.

It is kind of like not shopping when you are hungry.

If you don’t want to end up with a bunch of extra junk in your cart, you need to have a plan.

I’ll be working on mine for the next few weeks.

If you’d like some help working on yours, hit me up in the comments

Or send me an email at dana@www.danacorey.com

Until then…stay passionate!

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