What's the challenge?
To explore and spend the night by myself in a new city.
What are you afraid of?
How was the experience?
In the past 83 days I prepared myself to conquer this challenge. I did many activities alone in NY and now I feel ready to travel and put everything I learned into action! So, I bought my Amtrak ticket to Washington, one of the few cities where I have no family or friends to go to. I was 50% excited about getting to know a new city and 50% terrified to face this huge fear by myself! What made me even more scared, was the fact that due to small conferences around the city, there were no hotels available for that night, so I had to do couch-surfing the old-fashion way (call a friend of a friend of a friend and ask for her couch)! Anyways, I arrived to Washington and never in my life I felt so alone. For the first time, there was no one expecting me, no one to call, no one to have lunch or dinner with. I had two options, 1) start crying and go back to NY like my instinct was telling me to do, or 2) find a nice place to have lunch by myself and start museum-hopping like I planned to! So, I went with the latter, and immediately I started to enjoy my day. I had an amazing time in Washington, felt pretty safe over there and can't wait to go back (with my hubby). I'm extremely proud of myself, and even though I don't have the loner personality and I much rather spend time with others, I realized that I can still have fun when I'm with myself. One less thing I'm afraid of!