There’s a saying that goes “If you wait for someone else to go with you then you’ll never go.” I used to be one of those people. I didn’t want to go to the movies or dinner alone. I certainly never dreamed I would travel alone or camp in the woods with just me and my son.
Fast forward to now and I have done so many things solo that I never dreamed I would or could do. I finally took an international trip alone. I’ve ventured to domestic cities alone. I’ve taken excursions alone when friends didn’t want to come along with me. I’ve gone to Disney World for the day all by my lonesome. I also hike alone frequently and I’ve even gone camping solo. You get the picture…I’ve grown to enjoy the company of me. But every now and then I do come across some horrible story of something happening to someone who was traveling or doing some other activity by themselves. It’s a bit of a gut check because I can’t help but think it could also easily be me.
The question I’m asked most often by others, especially other women is “Am I afraid?” Well, the simple answer to that is yes. My “mom-tuition” means I automatically worry. However I’ve learned to hone that worry and anxiety into a very simple 2 step plan. Read More »