Reasons to Travel Alone

Spontaneous and adventurous; those are the two words that I would always tell people when asked what kind of person am I. Traveling and eating are two of my favourite things to do. I like trying out new things, discovering new places and meeting new people.

I always try to make plans with my friends but most of the time it ends up being just a plan, and it never happens. There are a lot of excuses here and there and reasons that never runs out. Either they’re too busy, don’t have enough money or not available on your planned dates. And so, I refused to wait. I started to make things happen on my own. People might think that travelling alone is scary, and I admit, at some point it is. But you know what’s scarier? Growing old and not being able to experience and do things you should’ve done while you still can.

One of the reasons why I love travelling alone is that I get the ultimate freedom. I can do what I want, go wherever I want and just plan things out whenever I want. And in that process, you get to meet yourself. After every trip, I get to learn something new about myself, and it surprises me. Travelling makes me grow as a person. I learned to survive in certain instances and be a little more independent. It made me confident and taught me to make friends. Somehow, I have managed to embrace and appreciate the art of being alone. What I also love about getting to travel alone is that it gives me the chance to reflect – about certain things and life in general. It makes me realize a lot of stuff, like how far I’ve come in life. Or how am I as a person and the things I’ve done?

I can’t help but ask myself, why only now? I had always planned on doing this, but I guess it’s just really this year that I got the courage to do it really. And I must say, I’ve never been happier. I’ve just started, and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. This is just the beginning, and I’ve more plans in the future. Instead of waiting for things to happen, let’s do something and start making them happen. Travelling alone doesn’t really have to be a sad thing. Because you’re never really alone when you travel. As you come along the way, you get to meet new people. People that can actually be your friends. So stop wondering and start wandering. It’s never too late to go out there and see the world. You have now and so better make the most out of it.

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