Women have always considered as nurturers in any role; either of a mother, sister, grandmother, wife, daughter and so on. Being associated with nature and having qualities like compassion, sensitivity, gentleness, calmness makes them biologically appropriate for the role. Let us break some myth over here. There is no such thing as possessing these qualities biologically. All these qualities are forced down upon women in what we usually called patriarchy. Majority of the women are told to be gentle, behave, walk, talk and sit like a girl, do not behave like a boy, do not be rough and tough. We hear it from our parents, neighbors, relatives, our favorite actors in serials and movies, advertisements and everywhere.
Here what the things targeted is not about equal rights and the rift between feminism and anti-feminism it is about women who are the classical nurturer, they want to nurture everything they touch, in doing so they usually forget about nurturing them as well which is very much important. We ladies would also pretty much like to walk away from the responsibilities, and the livelihood all are living and have some “Me” time now and then.
As “Travelling Alone” is written in inverted commas it is undoubtedly an eyebrow raiser and hoist many potential questions like “is it safe?”, “Are you sure it’s a good idea?”, however, let us focus and embrace the reimbursement a girl has while she travels alone.
First and foremost plus side of traveling alone is that one could never be depended on someone to take the decisions and the female traveler is all clear-headed to make her own choices as she is the captain of his ship now, she has a clear insight about what would she be doing about this freedom. The ability to be selfish with solo travel, and do what you want to do is wonderfully liberating.
These timeless moments of being alone and traveling make her learn about herself more and what she is capable of doing. Her strength and her confidence level give her an ultimate boost which cannot achieve if her actions and decisions somewhat depend totally on others.
Some of the most beautiful experiences come from unexpected and even accidental. It will learn to loosen up and make the most of any situation. Because the choices are in your hand and the hurdles within and the hurdles beyond gets resolved as if the knots loosened. Also, the fear of vulnerability is not on the stake as you are merely observing and growing with other cultures and how can be one so fearful when she is the best version of herself when there is a freedom of expression and all the senses are heightened.
Coming up to personal choices, making compromises is a natural part of trips, as she will have to choose a route to suit herself. Finding experiences that suit everyone in the travel party means compromise is predictable. However, if she is traveling solo, then these compromises are entirely up to her, whether she wants a shorter holiday staying in hotels or if she prefers budget accommodation so that she can travel for an extended period. Solo travel lets you prioritize on what are your preferences.
If we talk about the recent #WeGoSolo movement, female travel is popular and a hot topic right now. Women are traveling solo, with significant others, and in groups all across the world. This means they are living it right as it will make them more robust and appreciating towards themselves. These experiences shape and define them because they have experienced it and its lessons in any form solely belong to them.
While traveling as a solo female has its cons, as they get unwanted attention and are considered the weaklings, the pro side of it is people are always looking out for them whether male or female and they help out in luggage, telling directions, guiding, etc and it feels encouraging.
Traveling can help her reinvent herself. Especially if she moving around frequently and meeting new people all the time, traveling offers perfect opportunity to let her guard down and let her real personality shine through. Nothing is stopping her from being the type of woman that she wants to be on the road, instead of the one that society says she should be. Also, there is no sense of judgment when one meets new people along the way as they are also the part of an adventure and they share stories and positively have a good time.
Travel solo for a woman is great for building confidence and ability to survive on her own. She will become more confident and more self-sufficient; the purpose is served. She will challenge herself, overcome fears, and become a better version of herself. It is one of the BEST things about traveling solo.
All have different boundaries and comfort zones, and none of this should stop any girl from traveling. This world should be a safe place and that being a solo traveler teaches her to trust others. But also to trust one’s intuition. As women, one has to watch out for certain things, but the rewards of being a solo female traveler outweigh all. They are just part of the road bumpy, yet it is the reinvention of oneself that matters the most.
Often females with creative careers need the boost they wanted as they have quite a time to think and ponder upon their qualities. Has she been dying to look into a creative project? Whether its writing poetry, developing a new business plan or playing the guitar, traveling alone provides the opportunity and not to forget inspiration – to tap into these desires. When she is not bothered by the demands of others. She probably finds it more comfortable with nurturing herself creative flair.
In the end, if she wants that trip badly go for it, as sometimes. It is necessary to tap out inner selves and earn that reward for her.