Embracing My First Solo Journey

February 29, 2016

Embracing change!! 2016 brings on my first solo adventure! If you have been reading my posts regularly (and you totally should be!) you would of read a few times, I am now taking off solo, after 5 years of traveling with a travel companion. What has really surprised me, is the amount of questions and raised eyebrows I have received since announcing my first solo trip. “You’re going solo?” “Why?” “Is that safe?” There are so many solo travellers out there these days. Which is awesome! I didn’t think it was anything out of the ordinary, but apparently it still is. Is there some expectation that everyone has to travel with a partner? Is it so shocking that a female is travelling alone, or is it shocking that am travelling alone?


I wasn’t going to stop travelling just because I am now no longer with my travel partner. I am going to embrace this next chapter in my life and take it on solo! I am such a mix of emotions. Nervous, excited, scared, happy, I can’t do this, I can do this and so much more. Taking off abroad can be daunting and I know that sometimes it is going to be lonely. You are stripped of that little piece of home and comfort that you have with you when you travel as a couple. This is the best time for me to get out there and demand some of my independence back. I want to find myself again. I am going to pick myself up, and not let anything stop me from doing what I want to do.


I have defiantly had my fair share of doubts leading up to this trip. In my opinion doubt is a horrible emotion! It can hold you back and stop you from taking on certain dreams you may have. I will not let doubt get my way of this journey. I still have doubts blazing in my head, but the fire is slowly being put out.

I am going to embrace this journey, learn more about myself, take my identity back and have a kick-arse time abroad!


What are you embracing this year?

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