10 Things You Learn When You Travel Alone
You become a better version of yourself.
by Leigh Bagtas | August 13, 2015
Sometimes you just want to spend your alone time somewhere nice and far away where nobody knows who you are. Sometimes, too, you just want to not worry about anyone but yourself.
And when you travel alone, you get to know yourself a little better and you learn some really important things.
10. That you can actually trust yourself
It’s not that you don’t, it’s just that you learn to value your judgment more when you’re alone and far away.
9. That you’re actually more confident that you thought you were
No insecurities, no doubts, just you taking on the world.
8. That (the right) strangers can make good friends
Your time with them may be short but they will be memorable.
7. That you’re not bad company
The best company is yourself, after all.
6. That you can actually take care of yourself (when left to your own devices)
No one else is going to, right?
5. That change is a requirement
Change is part of growing up—of life, in general—and it pushes you to become a better version of yourself.
4. That it’s okay to make mistakes
You won’t get it on the first try, the second, or the third. But you will soon.
3. That you can test and stretch your limits
Breathe in the opportunity to test the waters and dive into the ocean to see what you can uncover.
2. That you can figure this out
Now, you know you can.
1. That you’ll always be home
Wherever your heart is.
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