All By Myself, Part I
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This will be interesting. This is the first trip that Iâ€™m setting out on by myself.
A road trip to the beach. But, Iâ€™m looking forward to it. Of course I am; if I wasnâ€™t, would I even be going? Iâ€™ve got my own itinerary, and Iâ€™m not going to have to consider anyone elseâ€™s thoughts, feelings, or ideas. Itâ€™s all about me. And I need this trip. I have been stressed to the breaking point in my former job, and I need the beach to recover. The beach is that special place for me. Itâ€™s a place of solace, relaxation, and of rejuvenation. All Iâ€™ve been looking forward to for months is the beach, ASAP. But, in being by myself on this trip, I will have to face the stereotypes of eating alone in restaurants, taking pictures of myself, hanging out by myself, and all that goes with it.
But, Iâ€™m happy by myself. I can keep myself entertained and alone-ness does not bother me (for the most part). On the flipside, though, Iâ€™ve never traveled to this extent by myself. Iâ€™ve wanted to, but never been brave enough to do so. That changes tomorrow. Four days all by myself. Weâ€™ll see how this goes.