“As you travel solo, being totally responsible for yourself, it’s inevitable that you will discover just how capable you are!” – Anonymous
It’s always best to start off with a quote as I am a tad a bit obsessed with finding the best quote or phrase which needs to somewhat connect with the work I produce and especially a blog post. Traveling solo was both exciting and terrifying because it’s something I never thought I would do but I tend to surprise myself a lot. It’s difficult at times to organize a holiday with friends as I have to take in consideration such as scheduling the dates, the budget and booking activities. I do love a good relaxation but I do prefer exploring various locations and capturing those adventurous moments so I can look back and remissness about my travels. Last year I decided to book a roundtrip to Canada as I have heard such wonderful things about the Canadian Rockies and of course always stumbling across the beautiful photos/vlogs online. I wasn’t too sure how I would explore Canada as I don’t know how to drive but a mate of mine suggested that I check out Topdeck travel. As soon as I booked my trip, I was super thrilled but then afterward the anxiety kicked in because I was thinking about the possibility that anything could go wrong. So many thoughts were racing, and I kept questioning whether I am ready to fly halfway around the world. The annoying thing I wish I could change about myself is self-doubt, I am way too hard on myself and tend focus way too much on the negatives. This will always be a challenge for me, but I need to remember that it’s okay to feel like that at times and stop avoiding these things as I will end up missing out.
I really needed some time away from the busy streets of London and try to focus on the new adventures I was about to experience. A few of my friends and family were a little worried about me traveling alone halfway across the world but I do believe it was an eye-opener. As mentioned in my past blog posts, I try to step out of my comfort zone, and growth is a big deal for me. When everything around me gets way too repetitive, I experience the occasional low moods but now I learned that if I ever feel a certain way, I need to do something about it.
The excitement of being able to look through the window during the flight is definitely one of the things I do enjoy as I do love capturing it on film but seeing it from the naked eye is a huge difference. There not much you can do during a 9hr flight other than listening to music, watching films or having a number of key moments to think about life in general. During most of the journey, I watched ‘Love, Simon’ (Great film!) and just reflecting on the year in general. I was definitely in a different mindset at the time because I started to question where I see myself in the next year. A lot can change in a year, especially within yourself…