Update 12/08/2019- Yeah I'm dating someone, myself 😂 I know what I what, I treat myself right, and I rely on myself for my own happiness.
When you solo travel to another country it's really important to learn how to enjoy spending time with yourself. Back at home it's easy, but in a different country where you are alone and don't have the comforts of home it can be challenging at times. I could easily just have sat inside the hostel last night and tonight not doing shit but sitting on my phone listening to the same old songs watching the same old TV shows. Instead of doing what's easy and "known" push yourself to go out and spend sometime with yourself doing what you enjoy. I went out by myself tonight to drink a good beer and read some craft brewery magazines. Not the most exciting thing in the world but sure beats just sitting around the hostel doing the same old shit! During the day it's easy to keep yourself occupied and busy but when the sun goes down and the hiking gets put on hold it can be difficult to stay entertained by yourself. No, drinking a beer at the bar by myself isn't nearly as much fun as when I'm with my friends but it allows me time to reflect on my day and to appreciate the crazy nights back at home. Yeah people look at you a bit funny when you're sitting by yourself out at a bar or restaurant but who cares?? If you let what other people think, especially random people you'll never see again, affect your decision making than your going to live a pretty boring and unfulfilled life! You gotta do you, do what makes you happy, push yourself, test your boundaries and do what makes you uncomfortable because it helps you grow as a person. The best advice I can give is you have to life your life as if you're dating you! Don't rely on other for your own happiness. I can't tell you how many people (sadly even some of my friends) I see in relationships because they are scared of being alone or need to rely on other for their own happiness. It's silly! You are your own bestfriend, enjoy the time spent by yourself and don't let being alone stop you from doing anything.
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