I am all about spending time with yourself and getting to know yourself. Without being at peace with yourself and truly loving yourself for both the good and the bad, there is no way for you to be an accepting and loving person towards others. That being said, I would personally feel awkward traveling to another country. Baby steps! But, I don’t think that I wouldn’t be able to work myself up to it. But, that is just me. On my honeymoon, my husband had to fly back home one day early due to a scheduling conflict of one of his patients. I decided to stay behind, being that it was just 1 more day in paradise. Besides, who doesn’t want their own personal “Eat, Pray, Love” moment. I have to admit, it was nice, however, everyone expected my husband to be meeting me everywhere that I went. Maybe it was because he was there with me throughout the week. I also found that I drew attention to myself, and more people would come up to me and talk to me. Even though there were some awkward moments, I did start to feel at one with my thoughts. It forced me to learn more and more about myself, while being 100% present. This was felt amazing, because being present is always where I strive to be. So, you can save that money on a therapist! Just go and fly somewhere for a weekend.
Based off of my 1 day experience, I would advise that you start with a small weekend trip of maybe 2 days tops. If you have a big life decision to make, or are in a “funk”, go somewhere on your own that is quick and easy. I guarantee that you will have your decision made by the time you are on your way home.
Verdict: Depending on your own self-confidence, traveling alone can be spiritually rewarding. If you suffer from insecurities and self-doubt, then you may have a problem with it. I say…start with a quick weekend trip, and then work your way up to a longer trip. Please, always pick a safe destination, and always be cognizant of your surroundings. I personally loved my 1 day experience alone, but because I am married, I probably won’t have any more solo experiences. You only live once, and you should always go after what you want, when you want, and how you want it! Live in the present, and always do YOU!!!! Tomorrow is not promised.