I’ve been in Toronto for almost 2 weeks now for work. It’s a really fun city but it can be quite lonely being in a foreign place alone for so long.
The boyfriend came to visit last weekend and for 40 WHOLE HOURS I had a familiar face to run around town with. Now… it’s back to my quiet Airbnb.
I won’t lie, yesterday as I kissed the boyfriend goodbye and shut the door behind him, instantly the place felt quiet again. Too quiet.
After a few hours of feeling sorry for myself, I decided enough was enough! I still have a week left and I’m not going to spend it feeling sad because there is no one around to keep me entertained.
I started to make a list of all the things I always wish I could do if I only had more time for myself. Without home chores to do, dinners to make, and no other commitments besides work, I pretty much had all the time in the world.
I can watch that Netflix show the boyfriend always refused to watch. Any other fans of Atypical out there?? 5 episodes in and super intrigued by it.
I can also watch that new Disney movie everyone was so obsessed with (sadly, I was under impressed by Moana but want to finally give Finding Dory a try).
I can draft blog posts and catch up on some of my favorite blogs on Bloglovin.
I can catch up on all my emails, clear all my phone notifications, and delete old pictures from my camera. Not as much fun of a task, but I can do it over a glass (or two) of wine.
I can actually pick up a book and read more than 5 pages before falling asleep.
Maybe just maybe I will download the Gmail app and finally give it a try!
Instead of feeling down, I’m trying to make the most of this time I have left because once I’m back in Miami I will be craving this silence again.
How do you pass the time when traveling alone?