I’m a big fan of traveling on my own as I mentioned before.
Meeting new friends from all over the world is the best! But I must admit, it’s not a fairy tale.
It definitely is when you’ve arrived at your destination, but the building up can be nervous and daunting!
As I’m planning my next trip for July to Burma and Vietnam I almost dropped out and didn’t want to go anymore because I was too scared. I still haven’t figured out why exactly I’m feeling that way, because all of my other trips have been so amazing and the best time of my life! So why wouldn’t it be this time? You start overthinking every single little thing about what could go wrong, and not how amazing it could be.
I think it’s mostly just the fact that all of the other times that they have been so amazing that scares me. How can this one over top the other ones? It’s not possible!
But that’s the thing, every trip is different and every person you meet is different!
Don’t let expectations get in the way of your trip. If you have no expectations things can only get better and make you stronger! And when you do feel nervous just think about the fact that all the backpackers that you meet are in the same boat as you. Everyone is away from home, alone in a different country, culture and there to have blast!
What changed my mind? Nothing really! I’m still scared as hell! Even more scared then my first solo trip that I made when I was 18! Weird isn’t it? Three years older and more scared!
But it’s all a part of it and I know that it’s going to be the best time ever I just have to jump right in without overthinking and just GO!