Getting Used to Solo Adventures

I’m a little sad lately.

Jorge graduated university in December, and he started his first job in early April, which is very exciting! He works the morning shift, so he’s always home in the evenings when I get back from work. We still get to see eachother a lot, which I’m very grateful for.

The downside? Jorge works weekends. Our fabulous weekends traveling to places like Holbox, Playa del Carmen and Isla Mujeres are over, at least for the next few years. Since his shift starts at 7 am, we can’t stay out late on Friday and Saturday nights anymore. Well I can… he can’t 😛

As passionate as I am about tourism… tourism never sleeps. Employees in Mexico’s travel industry typically only get 1 day off a week (sometimes no days during high season), and it rarely falls on a weekend.

So what have I been doing with my weekends without Jorge?

  • Intense Saturdays at the gym
  • Church every Sunday
  • Running Sunday afternoon
  • Lots of TV

Not bad, but I really miss my adventures.

Last week I got so frustrated that I just went to the beach myself, something I’d never done before. My next stop was Surfin Burrito (because you can’t go into the Hotel Zone without a little somethin somethin from Surfin Burrito). Spending a day with myself wasn’t half bad, but I really did miss Jorge.

Some pics from my solo trip to Forum Beach in Cancun’s Hotel Zone:

I’d love to turn to my friends for some fun weekends, but most of them are married/have a boyfriend, so it’s hard to convince them to have a girls’ day. My amazing single friends mostly work weekends.

Feeling a little lonely.

Do ya’ll have any other great ideas for solo weekend adventures?

12 thoughts on “Getting Used to Solo Adventures

  1. I know the feeling! My husband is an app developer so he works almost every single day 10-12 hours. That means lots of time for just me and baby. You learn to hold some great conversations with dogs and babies when you’re alone!

  2. I so can relate! I’d say about 80% of my travels have been solo journeys. I know that the InterNations group wanted to organize a beach day! maybe you can post about it and get a crew 🙂

  3. If I end up moving down there I would so love to do girls day at the beach. Carlos and I are actually going to be in Playa del Carmen checking out apartments in early June. I’ll shoot you an email and maybe we can meet up for dinner one night. 🙂

  4. Well, you can hang out with us all you want starting this Saturday. We are looking forward to seeing you guys

  5. Alex works 6 days a week too. When he gets home, Malcolm and I are already sleeping and when we get home in the evening he is already at work. He never has a weekend off. It’s tough but unfortunately many families live like that here. You’ll get used to it and make the best of things. 🙂

    You new page looks fab!

  6. It’s tough, but always have a good book with you. I do alot during the week alone. Shopping is a fav of mine (since I don’t have a white sandy beach). Enjoy your beach time, people watching is always fun. Starbucks and a good book go hand in hand.

  7. Omgosh I soooooo understand! My husband has been working weekends for about 2.5 years now and we’re practicaly LEPERS! Everybody does stuff here on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon/night – his work times. His family doesn’t even invite us to get-togethers anymore because they know better. I could go alone, but with both babies it’s just not fun. I get girls days sometimes, one baby at the sitter and just one baby with me and a girlfriend but you know. I never thought I would LONG for a carne asada party! ;D

  8. I wish I was close enough for girls days!! You sound like me right now, I am ending my trip here in the states this week and it has been weird not having javi here by my side to enjoy everything with me.

  9. BUMMER! At least you guys have more money and eventually, you’ll be able to have your weekends back. I don’t really have any ideas for things to do, but if it were me, I’d go explore and photograph everything! 🙂 Then post the photos on the bloggy blog 😉

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