We float through cities spreading our magic and charm and blow away on the breeze when we are done.
Something that I have learned in my years of wandering is that we must let our wild roam. There is something inside of us, the wild woman, that yearns to be released. When we explore new surrounds we are connecting to the mother and helping to understand her ways. We are a culture that shares dreams on social media but dare not to experience those dreams ourselves. Is it because it is safer? We place timelines and deadlines and say that we will someday we will take our dream vacation. When will it ever be the right time, the right amount of money, or without the stress of "reality".
We can not just sit behind our screens and expect to keep our spirit caged. She wants for the wild, the connection and the experience.
I have been traveling the world from a small child to a adult. I have always loved the process and preparations. When I was old enough I started to go on solo adventures as often as I could. I started with day trips, moved into weekend expeditions and then week long journey's. One of the biggest concerns I hear from others is the matter of safety and being a single woman roaming around the unknown.
There are many precautions but you shouldn't have to fear going on an adventure because of that.
That's what an adventure is all about, letting go of personal fears and restrictions. While I can't promise anything I only know of my experiences in traveling alone. I have always tried to play it smart and prepare myself. Know about where you are going, learn about the culture, where to eat, what to see, and even where public bathrooms are going to be. Know and understand your weaknesses and hone in on your strengths.
Know where you are headed and just place one foot in front of the other. .
Denying ourselves freedom to be wild only shackles our spirits down to the reality of other's existence and expectations.
My tips for the single girl wanderer: