Repeat after me: You can do this.

If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet.

Rachel Wolchin

Solo travel: where to start.

‘Why don’t you take someone with you?’ I was asked.

Truthfully, I just want to feel empowered with myself. Like I don’t have to rely on the likes of someone else to feel happy, or safe, or secure. I just want to know that I am enough to keep myself company, to keep myself occupied and to make myself smile.

Solo travel is an intimidating thought.

Honest truth: I don’t believe in myself. At least, not right now. It sucks to admit that, but it’s true. I rely on other people for validation and that scares me.

One of the reasons why I am going to do this trip alone is that I want to face the challenges it presents on my own. I want to see if I am capable of looking after myself. Because if I am being fully honest with myself today, I’m scared. I’m scared that I can’t do it. That’s why I am going to do it though. I need to do this in order to know whether or not I am capable.

I want to believe in myself again. Will I get that belief out of one solo-trip? Maybe. Maybe not. But it’s a start. And everyone has got to start somewhere.

Wish me luck!

22 thoughts on “Repeat after me: You can do this.

  1. Good luck! Stay comfortable, don’t push too much. Take pics, do tours, eat takeout and sit on a bench you will do great. Enjoy yourself


  2. Best of luck! Traveling somewhere for the first time can be nerve-racking, but just breathe and take time to adjust to the new city you are visiting.

    I travel alone most of the time and it takes some time to get used to, but you can do this!


  3. All the best Vee. It is going to be a great trip and is going to uplift your energies and when you are back you will get a great new job too πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—
    More than 50% of my trips are solo. They are such fun


  4. All the best for your solo outing. This is going to be the time of your life and will bring you something incredible in the near future. It will!!πŸ’™πŸ‘πŸ»


  5. You have got this. I travelled alone to Australia many years ago and it was one of the best things I ever did in my life. Have an amazing time!


  6. 1. I originally came to comment because I, too, am starting a solo journey of sorts. I believe there is a time and place for dependence and trust, but the only person who will always be there for you is you. Wanted to wish you luck on your journey to self empowerment and self sufficiency.
    2. Upon reading comments, I find it interesting the amount of validation and tips your readers have given. Just a reminder, being self sufficient doesn’t mean abandoning your friends. It should help you help you realize your shortcomings and strengthen your support network with those who positively impact your life. You don’t need negative people, but its hard to avoid them when you rely on their validation and not your own. Just my two cents.
    3. I needed this today. Thank you.


    1. I’m sending you luck, love and positive vibes to the universe as you begin your solo quest. I genuinely think it can be the very best thing you can do for yourself, if you do it properly.

      I do have an incredible group of people who follow along my blog and leave nothing but kindness and positivity for me to read. It’s a sheer pleasure to call this place a home for my thoughts, for my words and for my new online friends. The wordpress community is unlike any other!

      Thank you for your kind comment, I love reading messages like these. ❀

      Liked by 1 person

      1. You’re welcome. Sorry i’m not up to date on ur posts. Just realized this one was from may, but u know…parenting. Struggling to find me time, especially cz i live in lebanon and schools have been on strike for 2 weeks bcz of the protests


      2. Hey, don’t be sorry. I see your comments and your likes and I think ‘Wow she must really, actually be reading my content’. It’s a cool feeling.

        Lebanon, I need to learn more about Lebanon, clearly because I had no idea! I should do my own research.


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