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Long solo trip
on: Sep 29, 2012, 2:55pm

I just returned from a road trip, driving my own vehicle, alone, to the region where I grew up, to see my relatives and classmates. I put 4K miles on my SUV. People were a little surprised that I would attempt such a long journey by myself. But being an introvert helps in a case like this.

I wasn't sure how I'd manage spending lots of downtime with people I hadn't seen in a while, but it turned out wonderfully. Because I was so excited to be going home, I happily spent as much time as possible with my loved ones. Then, I would take breaks and spend a day or two in a hotel, to recharge.

Every stranger I met along the way was helpful, and good. The trip helped snag me right out of my emotional comfort zone, and you know, I'm still intact.

It probably would have been physically and mentally easier if I'd had someone with me, but having to plan the whole itinerary myself helped to build my confidence. And courage.

So don't be shy or afraid to travel, even if you have to go solo. You might even enjoy it.

Proud to be an introvert, shamefully referred to as “shy” during childhood. LOL

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Re: Long solo trip
on: Dec 30, 2012, 10:28pm

I like to travel on my own as well. This will be the second year in a row that I will be going on a cruise in January for a week. If friens can't mesh with my travel plans then no problem. I have a good time anyway. I usually meet different people who are like-minded. However, if I don't, then no problem, I still have a good time.

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