If you're traveling solo, get out your pencil.
After 4 days of roadtripping, I woke up in Carmel after a good night's sleep.
Turns out my AirBnB hosts were in the entertainment industry. You can hear the husband in the background of movies--he's a voice actor--reacting to a punch, having a conversation, and making whatever human noises are required.
"Life is an adventure" is a common phrase. It sounds like the perfect pep talk, but the more I think about this phrase, the less I like it. It makes it seem as if we're passively along for the ride. Life is making decisions to send us here and there, and we're witnessing it unfold in front of us.
The truth is, we mostly get to choose our adventures so long as we choose to be adventurous.
In a 4-year period, I had 3 dates. That's 1 date every 1.33 years.
I was 2 or 3 years out of college and busy earning corporate stripes, determined to rise in ranks and willing to sacrifice my personal life to get there. In a short span, I'd earned two promotions, ascended into management, plus scored a position on a board. My career had blossomed. My dating life; however, was dismal.
When was the last time you went on a vacation alone? For many of us, business travel is the only time we travel solo, but vacation? Alone? That's a different story.
Travel has been my greatest adventure in life. While I’ve been fortunate enough to share many trips with friends, I’ve been equally fortunate to explore the world on my own.