In the weeks leading up to my trip to Iceland, I was constantly questioned by my friends. Why was I doing the trip solo? ‘Are you trying to find yourself? Are you doing some soul-searching and figuring things out? Is this your life-changing moment?’. The simple answer was ‘No’ and here’s why.
When you label something as ‘life-changing’ it puts too much unnecessary pressure on the whole experience. Also, I haven’t exactly ‘lost’ myself for me to ‘find’ myself. Sure, I have issues like everyone, but I still know who I am and what I need to work on.
The trip was more of a toast to myself. And it was about pushing my limits and finding my sense of adventure. This trip was an experiment to get me out of my comfort zone and try things I would have normally deemed as ‘un-achievable’. The rush of confidence you get, when you successfully complete something that you didn’t think you could do, is AMAZING!
And so, I’ll say this to everyone out there looking to do a solo trip. Don’t expect your personal journey to be like something you saw in a movie or read in a book. Just forget the expectations and enjoy the moment. And don’t over think it, there are tougher things in life to worry over!