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  • Transitions and Travel: A Look Back at 2021

    6 days ago - By GoBackpacking

    Another year is in the books, and I'm again taking a moment to write free-form about my travel and life experiences.
    Looking back, winter 2020/21 was an emotional low point for me in the pandemic.
    The isolation, including holidays alone, took a toll on my mental health I didn't fully appreciate until months later when I was vaccinated and socializing more often.
    Namely, I was feeling more anxiety than usual and not sleeping well, either.
    Downtown Austin
    Until Dec. 25, 2020, I'd only ever spent two Christmases away from family, and those were when I was on my dream trip around the world...
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