12 Thoughts I had While Traveling Alone for the First Time

Let’s all admit it: travelling alone sounds scary. Is it even possible? And if it is, am I capable of it? While studying abroad last semester, I had these same thoughts and feelings about travelling by myself, but I did it and loved it, even though it was terrifying at first. Read on to find out how I felt throughout the process:

1. I want to go there, but no one else does…


2. I mean maybe I could go alone…


3. I’m doing it. Who knows when I’ll be back again? Let’s gooooo! *buys plane tickets*


4. Oh shoot. What have I done? Who am I kidding? I’m not capable of this.


5. But the deed is done – I bought the tickets, so I’m going.


6. What’s the worst that can happen? I get stuck in Dublin? Darn…


7. How can I even navigate this city by myself? Is it safe?


*3 hours later – plane lands and arrives in city*

8. Wow! I made it here in one piece! Look at me go!


9. Shoot. I don’t know anyone. Who am I going to go to the Guinness Storehouse with?


*Makes friends, has great time*

10. This is so much fun! I’m meeting so many people I never would have met otherwise!


11. AND I can do anything I want! I don’t have to please anyone but myself. This is a pretty sweet deal.


12. I feel unstoppable! If I can travel all by myself, who knows what else I could do!



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