I have a tendency to come up with extravagant plans and goals for myself. These are usually centered around travel, but they include other goals like health, betterment of myself (mentally and physically) and achieving things that realistically may not be possible. But sometimes, it’s good to dream isn’t it?
The last extravagant plan I had was to go to Japan in December 2014. That ended up not happening because I let fear get in the way. Backstory, the plans to go to Japan would have required me to go with 3 couples thus making me the 7th wheel. I’m already pretty socially awkward, and then putting me in that situation would have made the awkwardness reach an all time high (which could have led to some amazing stories). But I let the fear of awkwardness get in the way. I let the fear of potentially traveling Japan alone get in the way and I backed out of going. Now, I’m seeing pictures all over Facebook and I feel like I should be deeply saddened by the fact I missed out on this amazing adventure. I am sad that I didn’t go, but not as sad I thought I would be. Instead, I feel inspired. Inspired to go somewhere and soon, with or without travel companions.
I have done a fair amount of traveling, but I have never really traveled in another country by myself. I’ve wandered a city alone but there was always a friend waiting for me to meet up with them. But, you know what? I am a faux adult. It’s time to get better at being a faux adult.
So, it’s time for another extravagant plan. Iceland, France, Austria and potentially Germany or Sweden in April. Is this dumb? Maybe. I’ll let you know if this works out. If you have any suggestions for a country to visit for 24 hours, let me know. That last destination is to be determined at this point in time.
P.S. for those traveling to Europe from the United States, IcelandAir is doing a great deal where you can stop in Iceland for up to 7 nights without having it affect your airfare. It’s why I’ve thrown it into my plans because who doesn’t want to see Iceland?