Have you ever traveled alone? Would you do it? Moreover, do you feel ready for it? If not, then why not? If yes, what is your secret? It takes a certain amount of responsibility and courage to travel without any company. Can this trip be funny and amusing? Or will it be boring and fearful? Let’s find out!
First Time in Life
First time is always the most difficult one. Every single time we do something for the first time, it will appear difficult or slightly complicated. Every next time it will be easier and simpler. Every beginning is difficult, but also challenging, especially if you do something that you have never done before. There is always a first time for everything. There was the first time you walked, the first day of school, the first day you tried to ride a bicycle, the first day you kissed someone… And so, there is the first time to experience travelling alone as well, no matter if it is just for a short distance, from point A to point B or for a longer stay on your own, it counts. Surely you have noticed that every first time you have done something, an amount of nervousness followed you, but then it was nothing more than just the normality, as if you have been doing it since you were born. Have you been ready then? No, so you cannot expect to be ready to travel alone, that is something to experience. Life is made of first times and there is no such preparation.
It’s All About Motivation
However, there are some signs that can help you answer to the question. When are you ready to travel alone? You are ready to travel alone if it is your choice. When there is a will, there is a motion, and so there is a solution too. Your motivation will help you overcome all barriers that will stand in your way. After all, it is just another step, another challenge to achieve. Once you do it, you will become more self-confident and independent. The fact that you can do it on your own will give you the real answer to the question above. This answer will read: Yes, I am ready to travel alone. And why is that? Simply because you were ready to do it and you decided to give it a go.
The Sense of Loss and Disorientation
A few obstacles might come your way when travelling on your own. It so happens that nothing is easy. Once you have taken your trip, or even before making this decision, some feeling of panic might disturb you. First of all, you could feel lost and terrified, regretting that you have let yourself into such an adventure. What were you thinking of? Secondly, disorientation will come into play, because fear and nervousness make us blind and we can’t even read the simplest signs, which pass unobserved by. If so happens, take a deep breath, then think that it is normal. It’s not a lie, nearly everybody has once found himself in such a situation. Think of it as some sort of a game that you have to solve. But to be able to solve it, you have to force yourself to calm down, so that you can think clearly. Afterwards, you will realize that you can ask someone for help or find an internet source, and your sense of orientation will be back!
Be Who You Are
The question above is directly linked to another much more personal question. Are you ready to travel alone? What is the real question that you have to ask yourself? Reading between the lines, let’s say that you will know the answer to this question if you answer first to this one: Are you ready to be who you are? While travelling on your own, you will find out who you are and what you can do. There will be nobody to help you, just yourself. And the measures you take, that is who you are. Use this time to get to know yourself better, to get to know the other persons, to live new experiences and to finally be just who you are.
You Will Be Ready
Don’t worry, if you don’t feel ready to travel alone now, you will be it later. There is a time for everything and there will come the time when you will realize that you are indeed more prepared than you have expected. Until that time comes, enjoy the life and don’t worry about the future. Nobody is born ready. It is something that will just come and be. Just now. Or just later. Whenever it happens.