My last job and my new job have involved a lot of travel.
People look at me with eyes full of sadness and pity and ask why I am made to travel so much.
That makes me feel like I'm some sort of abused little girl who is forced to live a life against her will.
I do realise that other people may hate the idea of it but for me, seeing new places and getting the chance to work in them and hang out with locals is exciting. Eating foods I don't get at home and in places that seem so magical to me is exciting. Smelling salt air or polluted air or hotel air is all exciting to me.
It's true that I have a tolerance for about one week of travel that can be stretched to two weeks if I must but it is not forced or suffered and painful to me.
As someone who was tied down for so long, the bounce in my step as I close the door of my apartment and head off on a new adventure lifts my soul.
Until it stops feeling that way, I will travel as long as there is demand for my skills and I want something from it.
Do not pity me. I'm drinking champagne in another country while I do my job well and take in the culture.
My life doesn't suck.
PS. Vietnam in early August.