An Unexpected Solo Trip

Last fall, I booked a flight for my husband and I to go to Medellin, Colombia (yeah, yeah I know its history, but that was a long time ago) because Delta Airlines was having an amazing sale only $275 round trip. I’d been intrigued by Colombia for sometime and when the opportunity arose I pounced on it.

Fast forward to last week, my hubby tells me he’s no longer joining mOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAe on this long awaited journey due to unforeseen circumstances. At first I began to panic that all of this anticipation would be the biggest let down of my life. Okay I’m being a little dramatic but I’ve literally been looking forward to this trip for over 6 months so not going would have crushed my spirit.

Anyway, I had a decision to make, either cancel a trip I’ve been looking forward to for months or go on my own. I weighed my options and decided that since I’d been trying my darnedest to book a solo trip since January (I booked a few, then cancelled because I chickened out) this would be my perfect opportunity as I knew I couldn’t and wouldn’t back out of this one. After some convincing, hubby finally acquiesced and said he was okay with me going.

Tomorrow, I’ll be hopping on a plane and flying over 2,200 miles to Colombia all by myself. Can’t believe it took 35 years to fly internationally, alone.

Fortunately, I’m a part of a large travel group and found out another young lady and her boyfriend who will be in Medellin at the same time so I will be meeting up with them while I’m there. And I convinced a girlfriend to meet me on the second leg of my trip in Cartagena, which I’m looking forward to the most. She even came over last night and made me watch 80’s classic Romancing the Stone with her in preparation for the trip.

Surprisingly, I’m not nervous about taking this journey but more so exhilarated by the thought of finally getting up the nerve to do this. I hope this travel alone will allow me to reevaluate some things, mostly dealing with my career because I’m starting to realize this 9-5 thing isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be.

Until next time…


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