If there’s one thing I recommend to each and every person I ever meet, it’s this. Go traveling alone. Get lost somewhere. Find yourself stuck somewhere uncomfortable. Force yourself to ask for directions, or advice. or make conversation, even if you don’t understand each other. Go to a place where you don’t speak (at least much) of the native language. It’s the only way we truly learn to rely on and become in sync with our intuition and deepest intentions.
I can easily say that if I had never travelled overseas alone, I wouldn’t be the person I am today. In fact, some of the decisions I made with my life shortly after travelling alone would never have happened if it weren’t for this experience. These decisions include resigning from my secure full-time job, returning to university, and overall being more mindful of how I feel. I have no regrets, even though some days it feels that way.
Knowing that you’ve made decisions for yourself because you know that it’s what you want deep inside of you. That’s what’s most important. I can’t imagine where I would be in my life if it weren’t for these experiences. So go out there, and do it alone. It sounds scary at first, but once you’ve done it, it’ll change your life, and you’ll be more in tune with what you truly desire with your life.