I leave for
I have gotten so many different reactions when I tell people I am taking a 2-week vacation in
And then the reactions when I reveal I am traveling alone, although I am meeting a tour group in
Jonathan: So are you traveling with friends or family?
Me: No, I am going by myself.
Jonathan: Oh, wow.
Me: I am meeting a tour group in
Jonathan: Do you know anyone on tour?
Me: No, not yet.
Jonathan: Wow, that’s quite an adventure. Maybe you will meet the love your life.
Well, no, that’s not what I am looking to do. He is very excited to hear about the trip, but he is part of that (huge) segment of society that needs to put people together.
I am not thrilled to be going alone, but I am not letting that stop me from going. Part of the reason is that
I am in fact dreading the 12 hour flight through
And then I will meet the other people on the tour, many of whom will look at me, and any of the other solo travelers, with some trepidation. I get it all the time.
Hmm, she is friendly, smart, interesting, attractive. Yet she is alone. There must be something wrong.
So I will have to break into those groups of couples and not threaten any insecure wives whose husbands might speak to me.
I sometimes feel like a stay single to carry the flag. It’s okay to be alone and do things on your own. Our society is so marriage and family focused that single people are marginalized most of the time. If I ever get married I will feel like I am abandoning my brethren as I moved to the dark side.
Bon voyage! See you when I get back.