I have asked this question to myself quite a few times. Truth is I don’t know. With less than two months to go for my solo trip to Italy, I realise that I am both highly underprepared and not really excited. Why am I doing it then?
The answer perhaps lies in the unexpectedness. The idea to get away….perhaps a madness. Life is full of unexpected turns. Why should I bring in more unexpectedness into the mix? Because it doesn’t matter! If there is unexpectedness, I might as well have an overdose of it. I have had this feeling on a few of my previous trips as well. It has nothing to do with the shift from comfort zone. I don’t think I have been really scared as well. I do however recall that when I am in the midst of a few of my journeys there is this brilliant ‘aha’ moment when I feel that this is what is bliss and nothing else matters. I guess that is why I travel. A few highlights from my trip that had me overwhelmed with joy….those ‘aha’ moments were experienced in these exact places: