*Q&A* Do I feel scared to travel solo?
Before answering this, I want to thank all of you for your words. It was very hard to publish my last post. I cried for a long time after writing & pressed share. I was moved reading all your comments & messages. Tears were in free flow again as many of you shared similar stories with me over DM & emails. Means a lot to me!♥️♥️ Coming to the question, the answer is YES. Everytime I pack my bags knowing that I'm not going to be in the comforts of my place for a long time, I have butterflies in my stomach. As many of you may know, once I leave, I am usually on the road for months before I head back to my base. I cool off for a while before taking off again. Also, I have no plans, no bookings or anything. Despite all these years of solo travel & after exploring 30 of them alone, this feeling never changes. The fear of unknown. The fear of being in places for the first time. The fear of not knowing what to expect, and not knowing how things will unfold. Not knowing whether I'll figure out, not feeling 100% sure that I'll able to pull this off - without getting stabbed, harmed, robbed or anything. Believe me, all sorts of scenarios play out in my mind. Honestly, there have been times when I feel like how about NOT boarding that flight and going back? Also, my travel patterns as above adds to these - what if I won't get a place to stay, what if I won't like that place and so many what ifs dance in front of my eyes.
You know what I do? I stop listening to them, and block out. Because, all these thoughts are born from fear. And fear does no good. So in my heart & brain battle, my heart is the decided winner. Now and always. Because some wise soul once told 'Listen to your heart, because it can never go wrong'
So, if you ask me, say bring it on & let your heart win♥️♥️💪 Listening to my heart led to me to magical places like #neuschwansteincastle
in this pic, located amidst the gorgeous Bavarian Alps in Germany. This is one of the most beautiful castles in the world, and inspired #Disneyfilms.
It is the castle that you see during the titles at the start of their movies. #heartnbrain #solotravelisthebest