The time has come where it is time for me to leave the island. I have been here for three months and my visa is expiring so I need to get out of the country. In other words, time to say goodbye.
Traveling solo doesn’t mean I am alone
Many people have asked me if it is not lonely to travel by myself. First I can just comment and say that if I had a partner or a very good friend to travel with, I would probably do that. To have someone to share the longer journey with would be amazing. But until then…, I meet new friends along the road! There are so many wonderful travelers or long term expats out there and if I want some company there is usually always people to hang out with. Some people I spend just a little bit of time with and some I get to know better. And by living in the same place for three months I got to know three really strong and amazing women.
While traveling alone I have probably met more new friends and gotten to know more people than I would have if I stayed at home. What I also learn is that everything changes and people will always come and go in my life. And a goodbye doesn’t have to be a sad “farewell” but rather a grateful “thank you”.
“If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be.”