8 UNEXPECTED PERKS OF SOLO TRAVELLING
When I told people around me “I do solo travelling” some said “that’s awesome”. some said, “that’s kinda odd”. Those who get it, get it - for those who don't, I'm here to share with you why travelling all by yourself can be awesome too.
It’s indeed kind of odd and sad if you always travel alone. For me, there are times that I travel with friends and there are some trips I travel with family. And I usually don’t have an issue when travelling with family, I just let my mom decides and I follow her lead. Not that I don’t want to throw in any inputs but when it comes to family trips, instead, I dedicate it all to my mom so whatever makes her happy. I’m in.
To me, finding friends with the same mental disorder is never easy but if you manage to find one and travel together, that’s priceless! However, it’s always a good idea to put yourself out of your comfort zone. Dealing with some unexpected situations all by yourself, meeting an amazing people and spending your “ME TIME” thinking through your ups and downs. On top of everything, solo travelling equipped with a number of underrated perks and here are 8 of them;
1. You own who you are
On your regular busy day, you realized that you didn’t spend enough time with yourself and you depend a lot on others but when you’re on your own, all alone with your solo trip. You will eventually come to realized and amazed at how enjoyable you are. When you don’t have to depend on others, all decision is made by yourself. Me, myself & I. aren't that already sufficient? I give it a yes. I am enough. You are too, you are enough.
2. People skill: Level Up
Your people skill will just naturally get better. No, you’re not just gonna put your headphone on and be in your own world. You will learn to say “Hello” first. You will learn to say “Thank you” and smile. You will learn how to keep the conversation going unless the moment will just turn out awkward.
3. You will find the answer to an important question
For those who have never travelled alone, you might be questioned: “what would I even do with myself?” – obviously, I don’t have the answer for that but to me, my mind usually wanders and it often landed at my unfinished thoughts. I think deep down we all just want to be happy and have a clear mind and perhaps that’s why the brain system just wants to get rid of all unmade decisions.
4. You are not alone
Travelling alone doesn't actually mean you got to be lonely. Most of the time I make friends with the locals and you know what? Law of attraction will pull the like-minded together. I love that the fact that the locals will be able to share with you the insight information about the destination and I am grateful that I am still keeping in touch with many of them until now.
5. Being fearless is the key to living your life to the fullest
Over the past 4 years, I rejected my fears and decided to make up for the lost time. Now that I got back on track and see travelling in a brand new perspective. One thing I realized is that I am fearless. This, I don't need anyone to tell me. I have a brave heart to explore and see what this globe got to offer. It's the smallest thing but the greatest thing I can ever feel about myself. And oh, when you can laugh at yourself, no one can ever make a fool of you.
6. Music sounds better when you're alone
When you're on the go, you read, you see, you observe and you will probably need a good playlist to company you. Songs that I already liked, I like it even more. When you are quiet enough to listen from your heart, you will realize how beautiful the songs were written. And I guarantee you - you will love it when it feels like the lyrics to the song you're listening to were written for no one else, but you.
7. You will miss someone at home
Have you ever been to a place you're supposed to love, but all you can think about is "home"? I can't help it but this happens and I'm glad it happened because it reminds me that I have people that matters to me the most waiting at home. Interestingly enough, regardless of how fancy and adventurous your trip is, but you simply miss your couch at home. Your miss your grandma's dishes and you will miss the moment your mother start complaining about your messy room. All those boring stuff - but the boring stuff is the stuff I remember the most.
8. And you are now a storyteller
I think the greatest art in the world is the art of storytelling. You will never be able to tell any stories if you don't experience it. If you don't get in a car and drive off on the open road and go where it takes you...