As 2018 draws near, the last week of the year is always a reflective period for most. Some look back at their goals they set for 2017 and blew them out of the water, some reflect and want to turn over a new leaf and some never want to look back at the past year at all!
But, if it’s one thing that we all have in common is that we all want a fresh start. We all want to push the reset button and come into the New Year with a confident and positive attitude. It’s the time when goals and targets are set, determination is high and those 365 blank pages are a world of possibility.
For me, I started travelling solo when I came back from my first long term backpacking trip and found that there was no one else to go with. I had this big bucket list to tick off, so many countries I wanted to explore and experiences I lusted after. So, instead of waiting for the perfect opportunity, I decided to grab my free time with both hands and book my first trip abroad solo.
I flew into Morocco a little scared and more than a little dubious but I ending up having the BEST time. It was liberating and inspirational. It was creative and exciting. I met so many new friends and experienced so much. I almost, as cheesy as it sounds, felt reborn.
I could see the world solo and it gave me a whole new perspective on life.
Many people I know or I speak to couldn’t face the thought of travelling solo. They think they will be bored, scared, lonely.
But, allowing yourself some time to spend with yourself is something everyone should do at least once in their life.
After all, we’re all turning a new chapter this 2018, aren’t we?