Travelling alone is a very intense experience. The moments of absolute aloneness taught me many things. Being with me, myself and I can sometimes be trying. Being with me, myself and I can sometimes be comforting.
When I first decided to take this long vacation to the US, I didn’t really know what to expect. I never thought I would have the opportunity to travel so far for so long. I never thought I would travel so far for so long alone. I never thought I would be alone for the reasons that I am alone now. So this trip was in part a process of my healing as much as it was a journey of self-discovery.
For example, I discovered that:
1) Weather-wise, I can deal with heat better than I can deal with cold, so long as there is little or no humidity to tackle as well.
2) I can go for about 4 days without speaking to a single human being before I start feeling that I am going mad with the constant chatter in my head.
3) However much I complain about this constant chatter in my head, I actually quite enjoy the company of my own random thoughts.
4) One cup of coffee and one banana every morning ensures a very good flow for my digestive system.
Am I healed? Enough to move on to the next chapter of my life.