It’s here! After over three years of waiting, I am officially on holiday!
Ok, so I haven’t actually left the country yet, but today is a bit like Christmas eve, except, that along with all the restlessness, excitement and butterflies, I’m also feeling a little apprehensive. Oh and there are less mince pies.
Travelling alone… just…eep!
And here is another confession, I have never left the country without adult supervision before. Never gone on a girls holiday, never torn up some Mediterranean island with my drunken antics, never hostel hopped across the sea.
And now that I am about to do (some of) those things, I’m doing them all alone.
I’m really really, pleased with myself for this, but naturally, I have a few niggles.
Am I going to get bored? Lost? Lonely? Will I be safe? Do I know where I am going? What if I forget something? Loose something? Break something? What if I’ve got my flight dates wrong? Bought the wrong train ticket? Booked a room in the wrong city? What if I run out of money? What am I going to do about the language barrier? And mostly…
Am I going to get bored? Lost? Lonely?
The other things I will deal with but those three? Those three things could break me.
Ok, I’m being a little melodramatic. I am actually really looking forward to embracing doing this trip alone. Lots of time reading, writing and taking photos without having to coerce people into posing. I just thought it was important to put it out there, I’m human, and of course I fear the lonesome blues as much as everyone else!
The other thing is just how little I know about the logistics of travelling! Don’t get me started on working out my interail ticket, I have no idea if I should have reserved seats already, but it is all part of the adventure and the learning curve.
And the one thing I am certain of with this holiday is that it will be an adventure and a learning curve. How much can I conquer? What creative ideas will I come up with? Where will I want to go next.
So I’m excited, very excited, something I probably haven’t stressed enough in this post, but yes I’m also apprehensive.
And if you are wondering what will happen to this little space while I am away? Well I haven’t entirely decided. Just another example f my poor organisational skills! I will have access to wifi while I am away, and I am hoping to journal the whole experience here, but I’m going with the flow, and if I’m too busy exploring (or marrying an exotic stranger) then I am sure you will forgive me!
Live life & think about travelling alone x