My Solo Trip to Thailand

My Solo Trip to Thailand

     Well Warriors.... I did it. I went to a different country... a whole other continent by myself. I still can’t even believe the “solo-cation” actually happened.

     Weeks before departure time, my entire family was nervous for me; I wasn’t the least bit bothered until the day it was time for me to board. I had tears in my eyes as I was leaving my mom and headed through airport security.

     When I arrived in Bangkok and checked into my hotel, I found a note in my suitcase from my mom letting me know that I had the tools to over come any challenges I faced. It was a much needed note and right on time. 

     The 12 hour time difference made it difficult to talk to family so that definitely played a part in the loneliness I felt. The evenings were a bit rough at first. The first three days, I was a mess, mentally. I cried so much and I really didn’t know why. It was just lonesome. But inbetween the tears, I had fun and crazy adventures! I rode motorcycle taxis to get around as Bangkok is a BUSY city. They were pretty scary at first, but I actually prefer them as we can snake through traffic. On the fourth day, I woke up to the most AMAZING view in Phuket.  
     I sat outside on my balcony and was just so grateful. I checked off items on my bucket list. I rode on a jet ski for the first time while going Island hopping, I played with elephants and I even pet baby tigers!

     On my last day in Phuket, I decided to go out and have fun. I went to Bangla Road. The first bar I went to had good music, but there was this creepy guy that grabbed my butt so after pushing him off his barstool and causing a scene, I left. I ran into a group of young people who were also celebrating a 30th birthday. They invited to join them. We decided to go to a popular nightclub and had so much fun. It felt like I had known them forever. 

     This solo trip to Thailand has taught me so much about myself. I learned that while its okay to be scared, do not let fear control me.

     My mama was right... I AM stronger than any obstacle that comes my way. I feel more confident. I’m still a work in progress, but I’m learning to roll with the punches. I spend so much mental energy trying to not pay attention to Fibromyalgia that small life challenges seem to easily throw me. But shit happens, and I have to be able to go with the flow. I’m so hard on myself and I need to start being kinder to Krissy. I’ve spent so much time being upset that chronic illness won’t let me have a regular life, but... I don’t want a regular life. Besides, I’ve learned that the grass is always greener on the other side.

     I can’t believe I can say that I spent my 30th birthday on a solo trip to Thailand. Crazy, right?

     I now have the post-trip Blues. It’s time for me to plan another trip. Where should I go next?

3 comments

  • Mary Paz: December 23, 2019

    CONGRATULATIONS on the solo trip. I am 65 and I want to go to Dubai solo so bad. But my husband doesnt think it’s a good idea. I do have mobility issues. But I still want to do it . It’s on my bucket list.

  • Colleen : November 26, 2019

    Such a wonderful positive story well done for being so brave

  • Beverly Davis: November 06, 2019

    Great to hear your solo trip turned out well. My daughter, who is 32 just did one too. Scary and fun at the same time.love the elephant picture!!! That’s awesome!!👍👏👏

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