You wake up and you go to sleep and everything in between resembles the day before. It’s not boring, exactly. But it’s safe.
When you are so used to being with someone and being a part of a duo and you are suddenly left all alone, you need time to reconnect with yourself.
But today is today. You’re beginning to wake up.
You’ll be forced out of your comfort zone.
Although I’m usually driven by a burst of energy and excitement when I decide to start over in a new place, I also enter a state of mourning for the old life I’m leaving behind, which in turn becomes a self-driven guilt trip for my own miseries.
The real key to travel is much simpler than that. Simple, yet one hell of a challenge.
The butterflies that I get in my stomach when I wake up in a new city are the same butterflies I used to get when I would see you enter a room.
Solo travel offered me a freedom to just be. I could engage with small talk if I chose to or hide away in my own thoughts.
It’ll be hard, but it’ll be worth it.
The more you have shared food, the more social you are. If there are small plates to share coming to the table, you can easily expect friendly environment.