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 I 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!