Brain dump and obsessions, it takes me years of denial to make a decision

I obsessed when I began writing here on Medium; really when starting anything new in my life. Whatever you are trying to achieve, do you obsess? I can, without a doubt, tell you I obsess. I am obsessive; it is my personality.

Sara Burdick
8 min readJul 28, 2022


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I have to book a PCR to travel. I hate traveling these days; I want to stay home, garden, and learn to take care of myself with nothing. That is my preferred obsession.

Yet the past two days, my focus has been on finding a PCR test site that has a rapid test because I can not wait and wonder if it will come back before my flight so I do not miss my flight.

Back to I hate travel right now. I should not be too upset, as it is only the 2nd PCR test I have taken since COVID. That is how little I travel nowadays. I know there are two camps in the travel world.

I see both sides, coming from someone who has been told her whole life, ¨Sara, you can not do it all¨. I will fight back with every inch of my being and say, ¨yes, I can. I believe, and yes, I will obsess with making it come true¨.

Pino Hachado, Argentina

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.” — Maya Angelou.

The two camps and what you do or believe are entirely up to you. I don’t care one way or the other, yet I have observed that there are two.

Many say we should not travel right now, and many have not traveled since the pandemic’s start.

The other camp travel as much as possible before the world comes to another halt.

Maybe it is because of lack of resources, war, civil unrest in many countries, and lack of money, whatever the reasons these are the two I see the most.

I fall somewhere in the middle. I am currently in the US and have traveled more during the past two years than…



Sara Burdick

I quit the rat race after working as a nurse for 16 years. Travel and Storyteller.