I didn’t realize it hasn’t been as long as I thought since I last posted. Fact of the matter is, I forgot I even HAVE a blog and I last remember updating in June.
It’s really been a rough several of months. I seem to keep saying that, but perhaps it’s because it keeps being true.
I am finding my self in a condition, in a place, I never imagined I would be in. It’s terrifying to me. I feel that every little thing is final, and indicative of something much larger, however my logical brain knows that can not really be the truth.
I also find it really, universally, unfair – because I never took anything for granted, I never felt myself above anything or anyone else’s circumstances.
I know, also, I can not move forward with that mind set. It isn’t a matter of what is right or fair or even HOW it happened or laying blame; it’s a matter of realizing where you are and making a decision rather you want to be there or not and what you have to do to change it.
Having that thing called Facebook is nothing short of exhausting. Removing the emotional obligation to be involved with actual friends with the never ending posts of break-ups and make-ups we all *must* be privy to and the psychological break-downs that are anything but, one must navigate the world of buzzwords, causes and politics.
I don’t know why I haven’t written here.
Each day in my head I go over things to write here, things I think of, but I just can’t seem to get to the computer to type. In a way, I have been taking a bit of a technology break. It isn’t that I do not want to update, it is that I do not want to get on the internet. Continue reading →
I would like to tell you about a wonderful blog called The Solo Traveler blog. I happened upon this blog BECAUSE I am a solo traveler. In fact, before I happened upon this blog, I didn’t know “going it alone” was a “thing” – certainly not one that people sought! My solo travel all just *happened* or I didn’t give going alone a second thought!
If you travel alone, or are thinking about traveling alone, there are great stories and resources on this page and there are great articles on solo road trips as well, including this one.
If you are a seasoned solo traveler or looking to take your first trip alone, you may well find wonderful ideas and resources on that blog. I agree with a lot of her tip regarding a solo road trip, and I firmly echo the one about limiting your daily driving. She opts for 5 hours driving per day, I say 6 (same difference). There is value in limiting your daily drive time. I have had previous road trips hampered by people who just wanted to get there. I feel you simply you miss too much being hurried, trying to drive through the night, etc. For me, it has never been about just getting to a destination; the real joy is in the journey.
I have, in many previous post, listed my own advice and opinion on solo travel, but my opinions are just that and a reflection of what works for me. Other perspective is always a good thing. Hey! Isn’t that why we are all here blogging and reading anyway?