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An Introvert's Guide to Traveling Solo for the First Time

Life as an introvert means having an unnecessarily difficult time doing things that involve strangers in public. Even something like ordering at a restaurant can be a hassle. Don’t believe me? It goes a little like this: You’re sitting there, menu in hand, analyzing the dishes in search of the perfect meal. Minutes later, a certain dish catches your eye, and you’re sold. As you wait, you rehearse your order in your head nonstop. You’re confident you’ve got this, like you could be the next Oscar-winning actor for what you’re about to recite. The waiter makes their way to you, and with each step they take, your heart pounds louder and harder, almost in beat with their stride. Finally, they take your order, and you stumble and stutter your way through it. Awkward. Now you’ll be thinking about this for the rest of the day (or week). If this is what it’s like in a restaurant, imagine what it’s like traveling solo for the first time. While this may seem a bit exaggerated, or hit a little too close to home depending on much of an introvert you are, traveling alone for the first time is a big deal. It might be the last thing you want to do, but it doesn’t have to be the worst thing you have to go through. 

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