Today’s topic is going to be on travel– specifically solo travelling. Now for a long time we have been in lockdown and haven’t been able to do any travelling but as things start to change ever so slightly, I’m inclined to talk about this now.
My solo travelling journey began in Australia and it was such an incredible experience. I pushed myself out of my comfort zone, met amazing people, worked at the commonwealth games and so much more! So now I want to share my pearls of wisdom with you…
I am going to break it down for you in 5 simple steps:
1. Have a rough plan – some organisation takes the pressure off , especially when entering a new country it will make sure you feel more secure and safer in a foreign environment and reduces anxious feelings.
2.Have some spare funding – you never know when things will change or there is an emergency. Being prepared is a step ahead!
3. No experience is a bad one, it is all learning – its about asking for help and following your gut instincts on what feels right. For example: I was in Sydney for a month trying to get work and after a while still not getting anything I decided forcing it just wasn’t going to make it happen so I went up to Byron bay to have some fun again and found work shortly after. It all works out in the end.
4. Take the leap and go for it – You’ve come all this way on your own you might as well do those things on your bucket list – mine was a skydive and helicopter ride!
5. Enjoy it -make memories and new friends. Travelling alone will give you a new level of independent and confidence. These skills are invaluable and help shape you as a person for all sorts of situations you may face.
I hope this has helped and do share with friends and family.
“Adventure is worthwhile.” – Aesop