This month I resolved to take a trip on my own. Although I enjoy travelling, I haven’t done much at all since I broke up with my long-term boyfriend last year. The thought of going off somewhere on my own is a bit terrifying to me.
I know that I could go travelling with friends or my family. And I definitely want to at some stage. But I’d also really like to take a trip by myself. I just want to prove to myself that I’m capable of looking after myself on a trip and taking that leap on my own.
There are also lots of benefits to travelling alone. I’d be able to spend my time exactly how I want without worrying about my travelling partners’ itinerary. I wouldn’t need to visit landmarks I find boring or spend ages arguing over what to do with a free afternoon. I’d be able to go wherever my mood takes me, choose the places I want to eat at and spend as long as I want in each place. I like the idea of being able to take a trip entirely at my own leisure.
So, the truth is I haven’t actually taken a trip yet. BUT I have booked a weekend getaway for myself at the beginning of May. I will be heading to Chiltern, which is a little Victorian town that I’ve never been to before. I was drawn to the town not only because it’s somewhere that’s entirely new to me, but also because there is a spooky-looking lantern-lit ghost tour that I really want to take. I’ll spend the rest of my trip relaxing and exploring. I’m really excited about it.
So even though I haven’t actually achieved this month’s goal, I’m well on the way to ticking it off my list.