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Travel Tales From Beyond The Brochure

May 19, 2022

Hello :)

This is the recording of the fourth Twitter Spaces that I did with my friend V, back in March. I'm realising what a ball-ache they are to transcribe; it's the exact opposite of my normal pod episodes which take an age to prepare but actually issuing them is very quick and easy; these Spaces take little to no time to record but all the admin is post-production. You'd have thought having six weeks between recording and turning into a podcast episode would give me ample time to do everything I need to, and of course you'd be very misunderestimating the power of ADHD.

Speaking of which … this session is on Mental Health While Travelling, covering topics such as: do ADHD and dyspraxia affect how I travel, why do I often feel mentally low when I'm in places, and what can I do to get myself out of those feelings. We also touch on why it helps being aroace, and how sometimes just staring out of a window is all I need to do to calm myself.

Usual disclaimer, be aware this conversation took place over the phone, so the audio quality won't be as great as my normal podcast episodes. Indeed, there were some technical issues that occurred at the time of recording; most of these have been edited out, but it is noticeable the quality of some parts of the recording is a little lower than even is usual for the Spaces. Otherwise, I hope you enjoy it!

Topics discussed include:
* What is Dyspraxia?
* How dyspraxia manifests in my travels - physically and mentally
* What is Executive Dysfunction?
* How Social Anxiety and Executive Dysfunction affect my travels
* The mental difficulty of doing 'nothing' when travelling; why I can't take 'rest days'
* Homesickness v Travel Fatigue
* Why I don't pay attention to the news at home when I'm abroad
* How personal relationships affect me while I'm away from home (and why you shouldn't date me)
* Ways I worry about money when I travel
* Moving to a new place often improves my mental health ...
* ... but sometimes all I can do is go home
* Why I never get 'bored' when I travel
* The troubles that come from needing to know when and where I am
* How I maintain my mental health when I travel

I was interviewed by the lovely Victoria, but you can call her V.

As always, if you have anything to say about the topic, or indeed about my podcasting in general, leave a comment or let me know. The pod has a Facebook group you can join, too.

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Until next time, bye for now. :)