To journey across multiple countries is an incredible feat, but to travel across time is a far greater accomplishment. Unless your surname is McFly you probably haven’t spent much time traveling back to the future. No worries! Neither have I. Those with a keen eye have noticed a discrepancy with my blog. It is July, yet the date reads April. The simple truth is that I am blogging about my past travels in the present. I change the date of each blog post to somewhat reflect the time when I was abroad.
There’s a few reasons for my jumps in time.
Long Days of Travel
When I was backpacking I found that I was too exhausted to blog. After a long day of new sights, sounds, and people I crawled into my bed at whichever hostel I was at and promptly fell asleep. In the mornings I would sent a quick email to family and friends letting them know my location.
Hitting the Books
Since I was studying abroad I was focused on academics for the majority of my trip. I would go to write a blog post only to remember a text book chapter I had to read or a tutorial session that I needed to prepare for. My blog had to take the back seat unfortunately. My time management has gotten better, but I still am a full time college student. Priorities remain!
The Full Experience
The biggest disadvantage to blogging about past events is the potential to forget things thought in the moment. Having pictures of all the places I’ve visited helps considerably though. There are advantages to blogging after the fact. Reflection for one. When we think of experiences we think of a single moment, or day, but that is not the full experience. Sometimes the greatest part of any experience is the hindsight we take away.
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