In modern society, we love embracing the ideas of others. Learning how to connect with strangers, through channels such as Facebook, and Twitter. However, often times in the digital age we tend to forget about the concept of understanding ourselves. After all, who are you really?
Travelling is a new concept, followed by digital nomads, the self-employed, and those stricken with wanderlust, and the desire to see as much as they can of the world before they take the plunge to settle down. A lot of people give up on their ideas of traveling the world, purely because they have no one to accompany them. However, if you truly want to understand yourself – traveling solo is the way to go.
Get Out Of The Rat Race Of Life With Solo Travel
Think about it, from a young age we are conditioned to the idea that we need to rely on others. It all starts with our parents, which is valid up until a certain point. From there it goes to finding a life partner, building a strong community of friends, or even getting a dog to accompany you in your times of needs. However, traveling the world alone will help you escape these chains of reliability society implants.
What If I Get Lonely Travelling The World By Myself?
“I don’t want to travel the world by myself – because I will get lonely” – Those who put off traveling the world and indulging their wanderlust.
At the age of 20, I have already been blessed enough to travel throughout South East Asia and even spent a short period in Newfoundland, and Labrador – Canada. Throughout my backpacking I can say one thing, loneliness is the last thing I experienced.
When you are backpacking, you are connecting with people that have the same interests, and awe at the difference in cultures around the world. These people want to connect, they want to make friends, and that is why it is nigh impossible to be lonely. Over time, traveling alone will turn you into a social fish, capable of making friends with any stranger that crosses your path.
The Freedom To Do Whatever You Want Whenever You Want
In society, we all crave freedom. Whether it is financial, spiritual, or political. Travelling the world alone means that each and every day is an opportunity for countless opportunities. Fancy scaling the iconic mountain in Chiang Mai with the golden temple at the top, you can do it. Want to visit the indigenous caves in Kuala Lumpur, guess what – there is nothing stopping you. Free yourself from the chains of society, and indulge your sense of wanderlust.
You Will Discover Your Own Strengths
Now don’t get me wrong, traveling the world is by far no easy experience. Your strength will be tried time and time again. However, you will learn so much about yourself, and other cultures around the world – it will be a worthwhile endeavor.
My fondest memory of Asia is the good ol’ public transport known as “Tuk Tuk’s”. There is nothing more trying than being in the middle of nowhere at midnight, and trying to illustrate where you live to a driver, who speaks “barely fragmented English”. The sense of victory I felt when he finally understood where I was trying to go, is unmatchable.
You are not alone in your desire to travel the world. Countless digital nomads are booking flights each and every day. You will be part of a community, free of restraints and the “norm’s” limitations. So, don’t let your fears hold you back!