breaking out of your comfort zone
Breaking out of your comfort zone can be terrifying! I know, it is definitely not an easy thing to do but when you do, you open yourself up to so many good things.
Before heading out to Rhinebeck, I decided to fly into New York a few days early and hang out in New York City. By myself. All alone. For the first time ever I traveled solo.
While I have flown places on my own it was always to meet someone who I would be traveling with. This trip however was completely on my own!
Not going to lie to you, I was pretty nervous. The morning of my flight I woke up with a headache and then spent the next couple of hours dealing with a nervous stomach and a migraine that just would not go away. Typical nervous behaviour.
The funny thing was, I didn’t think that I was nervous. Sometimes however the brain thinks one thing and the body thinks something else. That’s why it is important to listen to what your gut (or stomach in my case) is telling you.
Traveling solo was definitely out of my comfort zone. I’ve been so careful over the last three years that this trip was a big step for me. And I LOVED it!!
What I discovered on this trip was that I can manage on my own for an extended period of time. I’ve been to New York City once before but that was almost 10 years ago for a weekend. So while I have some familiarity with the city, I don’t actually know it that well.
Trying to navigate in a different city can be challenging but I had the GPS on my phone and a map and I figured out where I wanted to go and how to get there. If I got confused, I asked for assistance.
My strength isn’t completely there just yet so carrying my suitcase down the stairs at Port Authority wasn’t an option. Luckily there are actually some friendly people who are willing to give you a hand if you need it.
Asking for help isn’t always an easy thing to do but when I need it I will ask for it. You can usually find someone who will gladly give you a hand.
This trip showed me that I can travel on my own. While this trip was a short one it has definitely introduced the idea of going on more solo trips. Maybe even for a longer period of time!
My two days in New York were amazing!! I did what I wanted, when I wanted. I saw a bunch of the things that I wanted to and it was great! I wish that I had given myself more time so that I could truly do everything on my list. Unfortunately I had too many things on it so I couldn’t get to everything, That’s okay, I’ll get to them next time 😉