Solo travelling, going solo, or being alone for a trip doesn’t always equate to being lonely. For the so many reasons, solo travel has been a vogue in sightsee. I never held this opportunity to go solo as something I could show off just because it’s a trend, but something I could keep and buoy up that everyone can actually do it even for a day ̶̶ expensive or not. I never actually thought I’d venture into something that is kind of unattainable, but now that I already made my first attempt it’s kind of a dream come true to me. My experience is a proof that even a scaredy-cat can absolutely be successful with it. I feel delighted, it’s never easy but I’ve managed to do so. And there are quite a lot of attainable reasons as to why I opted to go solo.
1. It is more exciting than the usual travel in groups
Of course, being in group has a lot of perks. Being in group is crazier, but being alone can be a lot more exciting than you thought. I had all these terrible scenarios running in my head before I considered it as an attempt, it’s natural, but I never expected it to be really exhilarating. I had to be quick, and be mindful of my surroundings. I was asked if I have friends waiting for me somewhere, but then I told them none then their faces went “really?” It’s actually fun and wasn’t so awkward at all. It is more exciting in a very ironic manner since you are alone but you will never feel extra forlorn.
2. I want to slay my introverted side
However, this will never guarantee you from being away with your introversion for a lifetime. But this will push you through with your limits and would finally offer the strength of character to stir in. An example for this would probably be asking directions, so since you are alone you can never really mutter your words back from escaping it. In the end, it’ll just make you talk and be more friendly with everyone.
3. I don’t want to tag along someone with my doubts
I’ve always been so erratic with my own decisions. Yes, even when I’m the one who planned for something and asks for someone to come along. Well, most of my friends know about this thing about me. I was once hated by my friend for my inconsistency, and therefore, I am so over it. So with the awareness that it has been contagious, I took part on planning it on my own and then travelled solo without the curse of my friends lol. But of course, they are aware that maybe this time, it’s a pace for me to weigh up on to the things that will help me grow up.
4. I want to be more responsible
Quite a lazy wanderer, I’d been to many failed attempts just because I was too irresponsible. Yes, irresponsible in a way that I woudn’t mind being cluttered and confused with my disposition. Am I making any sense? Well, to be honest, before everything started to swing path I had this stance of not making a shot to pursue something I would really want to happen in my life. I used to be this “Okay, I want to go out tomorrow I’ll just prepare stuff before I leave” being. But the changes in circles attracted me that now being organized and ready is a necessity. It helped me build this responsible ego.
I’m in task of my own savings.
I should be more keen with my surroundings.
I should know which one to buy or not.
The listings (budget, where to, itinerary, and etc.)
5. I want to have fun with my own exploration without hesitations
Well basically, I just wanted to enjoy and know myself better. Not your usual moving story, I had been away from being too close to my inner being. I know we somehow get this feeling of not knowing ourselves anymore, and with me, a lot of instances challenged me to bring back how the physical me and my consciousness bonded. Of all the trials and the errors, going out solo has luckily been one of the reasons why my enthusiasm to go out again is recurring. I tell you, it’s so fulfilling in any sense.