A solid piece of advice….

Don’t be afraid to do thing on your own, especially travel. If you wait on others, you may not ever get to go where you want to.

Recently I flew out to Las Vegas solo, I did meet up with a couple of ladies while out there but mostly by myself, and it was the most relaxing and fun vacations I’ve ever had. At times it did feel a little weird and boring to be walking around by myself in the middle of meeting up with my friend from college who lives there as well as a fellow member of an online travel community I am apart of, also a local of Vegas. I also made some ‘friends’ before the shows I attended.

Had I not gone I would have missed out on:

Seeing Britney Spears before she finishes out her residency this year

The Beatles LOVE

Bodies the Exhibit

a gondola ride at the Venetian

the dolphin exhibit at the Mirage

I’m so happy to be a part of an online community where I can meet ladies like myself who know you can have fun traveling alone. I hope to meet more ladies from this group on my future travels. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. I can’t count how many people back home would say, “You are going out by YOURSELF?!?” If a woman does anything on her own, it’s still looked down on and thought about as weird. Especially since I’m from Iowa where majority of the population is from here originally and seldom leaves the state or even country. Well that’s my family anyway. Like I said, I got to see a friend from college before she leaves the mainland for Hawaii where her husband will be reassigned.
I am married myself and even though I am a part of a unit with my husband, I am still my own individual person. It is essential both him and I operate as individual ‘ones’ because that is what we are. We are two people in a one unit, not half of one person in one unit. If I waited for him to come back to Vegas we me, I’d be waiting a long time because it doesn’t excite him as much.


On an unrelated note: I don’t want to stop blogging but lately I feel like there’s no point to me doing it. Like who I am to be an expert at anything? I hope to find more ways to improve so this can be something I enjoy doing again. Working on your Masters where you have to write in large amounts can make anyone forget that writing can be enjoyable or fun. I hope to find my purpose in life again when right now it feels like I’m just floating around.

4 thoughts on “A solid piece of advice….

  1. Molly Angstman

    I was alone in England a few years ago for 8 days (in between meeting friends) and it was probably the best trip I’ve ever had. I LOVED getting to do whatever I wanted exactly when I wanted and figuring out everything myself. Amen to everything you said up there! Life has been too crazy lately but I’m definitely trying to get more solo travels into my future!

    So glad you had a great trip!

    • Vanessa

      Molly! Thank you for commenting! You have no idea how happy this makes me since all i get for comments are spam! Haha. Would def love to hear about your travels sometime and hope you also get to have more future travels! 🙂

  2. Deb

    Who are you to be the expert at anything? You are the expert of you. Writing is obviously, a creative outlet. Through writing we inspire others; As you have with this blog post. You’ve inspired a memory of my many solo trips to Vegas and beyond. Inspired me to take a much needed solo trip to a never before visited destination. Keep writing. Keep blogging. Keep inspiring. Keep being the expert of you! ????

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