“As you travel solo, being totally responsible for yourself, it’s inevitable that you will discover just how capable you are.” – Unknown
Even though I’ve never spend a lot of time by myself this year, I was a bit nervous last May for my very first holiday by myself. The final destination of my trip was Bali in Indonesia.
When I think about it, practically I’m always by myself with a bunch of ‘strangers’ which are my colleagues. Every day of work I visit places I’ve never been with people I’ve never met before, but because we are all in the same ship (or aircraft in our case) you always feel connected and you actually never have the feeling you’re completely by yourself.
So this was my moment, it was going to be me, myself and I for the next two weeks. I was going to be responsible for every single part of my holiday planning, so I had to be careful cause there was no one else to blame for wrong decisions.
If I look back on this holiday, I think it’s the second best thing I did in my life. The first one is of course moving to Dubai which made all of this possible in the first place. I recommend every women to make a trip like this once in her life! I’ve gain so much from it. Let me give you five reasons to stop doubting and just book your ticket!
Feel free like a bird (or a monkey)
Traveling always brings a feeling of freedom, no liabilities like work and you escape from your daily routine. I can assure you traveling solo brings this ‘freedom feeling’ to a next level. Free yourself, you are the only one that knows what makes you really happy, take this opportunity!
You decide who you are, not society
There is no better way to get to know yourself than to be by yourself. Traveling solo is a big step out of your comfort zone. It will help you to discover what you like, want and where you want to be without judgment of society and your loved ones.
Face your fears
Traveling by yourself doesn’t mean automatically that you will face life-threatening situations, but you will face many unknown situations. Beside that there is this saying to do one thing every day that scares you, this is a great opportunity to start. Oooh, and who is gonna save you from that spider above your bed?
Meet amazing people!
This is actually my favourite part of traveling solo. It’s a fact that you’re way more approachable for strangers when you are by yourself. While traveling around you will stumble upon different people. You will be surprises how they can inspire you and how much you can learn from them (and maybe they will learn something from you as well).
Confidence is the key
All of the above mentioned will give you the biggest boost of confidence you have ever experienced!