I am never good at saying goodbye, but saying goodbye to all my friends and family this time round was particularly hard – not least because my mum didn’t seem stop talking about how far away I’m going to be.
I know they’re all worried because I’m going alone. And maybe that scares me a lot too (though I should point out I’m not completely alone – my favourite stuffed dolphin toy named Dolphin snuck into my bag to accompany me, and somehow knowing that he’s there comforts me immensely.) Yes, there are risk factors of going alone, but there are also benefits – I’m travelling on my own terms after all and I have no one but myself to blame if things go all wrong. I think they might be fine once they hear a bit about how I’m getting on.
The indefinite nature of my trip makes this…
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