Please, dear friends, don´t be mad at me: I´ve quit counting the people who send me bitter sweet messages or the ones who comment directly to my face (with an undisguised fury):
Wow, you´re such a tourist! Having fun all over the world…what a life!
Facts: I was on vacation 1 time (India, 2010) in the past 12 years. Every other trip I´ve made was for work or study (last Summer, studying Creativing Writing in Oxford, England). You read it well: please don´t die of jealousy: I travel FOR PROFESSIONAL REASONS and I WORK my ass off, although most of you don´t get to witness it.
I do have fun while traveling but I´m not on vacation. If most of the photos you see (dear Facebook: feeding personal hates, competition and lives´comparions for more than 13 years) look like I´m on vacation, it´s because the time when I´m actually working I´m not holding a camera or worrying about being photographed: I AM WORKING. Now this will make you – probably – even more furious but here we go: I ALSO HAVE FUN WHILE I´M WORKING (ayyyyyyyyy: did that hurt? Those moments you don´t get to see on facebook) – yes: it´s terrible: I do what I love and people appreciate it and pay me for doing it. Bonus: I get to travel the world and be the author/subject of the photos that rise so much controversy on my rare moments of relaxation.
Don´t want to mess with this wound any further – that´s enough for now. Just RELAX: I travel for work; in fact, I´m a work horse like very few you´ll ever meet in your life. Is that better now? There you go: breathe in and breathe out (now repeat).