As I make my way to Dublin, Ireland for my first solo travel adventure I thought it would be nice to post about my need to catch flights instead of feelings. Here’s to all my girls who would rather stay wild and wander than settle down. This post is dedicated to all my girls out there that don’t want a “normal” life and actually refuse to live one. As we get older there is this constant societal pressure to settle down and put down some roots and build a foundation for a future. This may have been a great path to follow in previous generations but as a millennial, I feel the need to see as much of the world as possible before I have to make life commitments and settle down. 

Blue waters, blue skies, and blue sunglasses

Here’s to the girls out there that would rather stay wild than settle down. There is nothing wrong with you. If anything you are living the fullest and best life possible. Travel has taught me that the world is a beautiful place and life is not meant to be lived in one place. Ladies, you should travel as much as possible and if it’s alone, that’s fine too. 

Here’s to the girls who get weird looks when they’re eating alone, the girls who actually enjoy their own company and don’t need someone with them to feel accepted. The girls who are fearless in buying a plane ticket to a foreign country alone. This is my first time buying a ticket to a foreign country alone. I normally travel with someone or meet friends in a new city, but this time I’ve decided to do it all alone and it’s so liberating. I can do whatever I’d like to do and I make whichever plans I’d like and just continue to enjoy my own time. It feels so good to enjoy your own company. 

Here’s to the girls who look for love, but are completely content on their own, and who never settle for anyone who doesn’t deserve them. As much as I’d love to have a significant other and travel the world with him, sometimes timing and life aren’t on the same page. I see so many happy couples traveling the world together and it makes me hopeful that someday I will have that, but until then I will not let being solo limit my travel experiences. I will continue to explore the world with or without a partner because life is too short not to. 

Here’s to the girls who can stand up for themselves, the girls who have no problem saying “yes, I’m traveling alone” to the skeptical immigration officer at the airport. The girls who know what they want and are actually going after it. I was questioned why I am on holiday alone when I got to customs. This happens often for me. They then proceeded to ask me if I knew anyone in the city that I would be visiting and when I said no they looked very puzzled. I hate the stigma that you can’t travel alone. Don’t let anyone tell you that you have to travel with someone. Whether you are male or female, just go, get on a flight and explore a new place. 

To all the girls who would rather catch flights than feelings – I’m with you.

I’d rather live for the spontaneous moments that you could never predict than have a life that’s planned out and set in stone, a routine that doesn’t fulfill me and relationships that bore me.

I’d rather live out my curiosity than always dream of what my life could be.

As selfish as this sounds, I’d rather live my life for me – the way I want. I don’t want to factor someone else’s plans, feelings or dreams into my life because right now all I want to do is leave. I want to go where I want, I don’t want to consult anyone over a trip, I just want to buy the ticket. If my plans and path change I don’t want to have to explain that to anyone, I just want to go.

Here’s to the girls who feel the same way, the one’s who want to put their dreams first and live out their happiness. The girls who aren’t concerned with settling down and finding someone to put a ring on their finger. The girls who are happiest when they’re alone because they’ve fallen in love with their lives.

Here’s to the girls like me, the ones who’d rather catch flights than feelings – the ones who will never, ever, settle. 

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