Planning a trip is never easy… Especially with friends! It can get a little hectic. You have to worry about what days everyone can take off from work. People backing out, people who cant commit fully, and you have to plan around what everyone want to do.
Don’t wait for anyone! Take that trip that you always wanted by yourself. You don’t have to rely on anyone but yourself. You can go whenever its convenient for you, to wherever you want to go, and see what you want to see at your own pace.
Don’t be afraid of traveling by yourself because truthfully you never really travel alone. The world is full of friends waiting to get to know you. People just like you, who want to see the world and make memories and have fun. You’d be surprised how easy it is to make friends traveling by yourself. Some of my closest friends I met while traveling solo. From all over the world and different ages. I’ve met this amazing couple (Mike&Diane) in Portugal who are both 63 years old and they call me at least once a week just to talk and catch up. Its incredible the opportunities solo traveling gives you! You will find out how many good, kind people are out there.
Traveling alone is the single best gift you can give yourself. It will be the scariest, most liberating, life changing experience of your life. Not only does it push you out of your comfort zone, it pushes you out of the zone of others expectations. You honestly find yourself and you realize who your true friends are. It changes you for the best! You’ll start to notice how lost you truly were before you went on this trip.
Solo traveling brings you closer to yourself. You get to reflect more and it shows you a whole new meaning to life. You learn something new about yourself and you find your own happiness. And finding what makes you happy is the best feeling ever. I learned my strengths and weaknesses. I experienced the exhilaration of the ups despairs of the lows and most of the feelings in between. I learned courage and I learned it myself.
If you sit around waiting for others you may never go and experience that place. This is your life.. your book.. only you can write it. So say yes to new adventures, make new chapters. Be brave, take risk, nothing can substitute experience.
“Life your life by a compass, not a clock” – Stephen Covey