After a very public meltdown and baring my soul to all on my travel blog, I have finally arrived at a better place (both emotionally and geographically).
If you read my announcement back in June, you’ll have noticed that I walked away from blogging for a while, not knowing at the time if I would write any more posts.
Taking a back seat from Girl about the Globe was the best thing I could have done as it gave me time to look at everything from a different perspective and realise all the things that I was doing wrong. Ironically even though I was on the road, I was moving around too fast, suffering from travel fatigue, and not taking any time off to rest. I was chained to my laptop and have finally understood the importance of “you” time. A valuable life lesson that I should have learnt a long time ago.
This trip has been a journey that I will not forget with so many low moments that I never want to go through again:
- Thinking that I was going to get sexually attacked in Nicaragua.
- Having a melt down in Dominica and nearly having to return back to the UK and give up on my dreams.
- Thinking that someone believed in me so much that they were going to invest in GatG when they had absolutely no intention and were just stringing me along.
- Experiencing what it is actually like to go hungry in Suriname because I had no money for food.
These situations have tested me in so many different ways and have forced me to be resourceful and do something that I haven’t done before – reach out for help.
As a solo traveller, I have always thought of myself as an independent and strong woman but sometimes things happen that test us and are out of our control. I’ve made a few mistakes on this trip and something I have realised is that if I can experience these incredibly low points after travelling to 100 countries and 60 of these solo, then anyone can.
After this lovely tweet on Twitter from KatRockz who said that I inspired her to travel solo, I have decided to make a come back. No matter how much I try to shake off Girl about the Globe, I just have to face the fact that it is who I am.
So, Girl about the Globe is back! And is no longer about me.
I will still be blogging about my travels (as my passion for writing has been ignited again), but this brand has to be all about you, the solo female traveller and needs to empower and inspire more women to travel solo.
With that also comes the responsibility of looking after fellow travellers when they are on the road and are in need of a helping hand, just like I was.
So I’m excited to announce that I’ll be holding a Solo Travel webinar – an opportunity to meet other solo female travellers and ask any questions about travelling solo whether it’s how to get on the road in the first place, the best countries to travel to if it’s your first time, how to meet others or even how to fund your trip on the road.
After travelling and working abroad for nearly 17 years, plus now reaching my goal of visiting 100 countries (woohoo!) I want to take a backseat from travelling for a while and help you to get on the road.
This webinar is free and there is no sales pitch at the end, just a group of women just like you to talk about their joys and challenges of travelling solo.
Fancy joining us?
Sign up for the webinar here (click on the pink button below)
The weekly blog posts are back, and after spending 5 months in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico and the rest of the Caribbean (and I’m really not kidding) there are so many posts to come.
Next week I’ll be posting about my snorkelling trip to the gorgeous Tortuga Island in Costa Rica. Stay tuned! The adventures of Girl about the Globe are back…
Exciting news! – Girl about the Globe has just been listed as one of the Top 100 UK Travel Blogs by Discount My Flights (feeling very proud).