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Have you ever went on a solo vacation? What was the experience like?

My birthday is comimg up soon and I'd plan on spending 3 days at an all inclusive hotel with a friend but she completely blindsided me this week by telling me she'll no longer be able to make it due to monetary reasons. We have been planning this for months. I honestly haven't recovered and have been hurt but I am thinking about going alone and at the same time, its just all so nerve-wracking as I honestly don't wanna celebrate my birthday alone but on the other hand, with this new journey I'm currently on, it could be liberating.

I just don't know how to feel.
lovingdead · 31-35, M Best Comment
I have, most often off into the woods by myself.

But there were a few work things where I had planned to go with others and they all bailed.

It is different for sure, but you are free to just go, do things, explore, etc.

Imagine being with a friend and they want to stay in the room while you want to go for a walk. After you get back you share with them all the things that happened.

Now imagine it's the exact same, except they're not in the room waiting, they're at home.

You deserve a break from alot of things, take it. Go relax, have an adventure, meet others, ask what brings them there, discover the other souls and their stories (and if you'd like, share yours with them)
Alifeinterrupted · 26-30, F
@lovingdead thanks for this
lovingdead · 31-35, M
@Alifeinterrupted you are very most welcome

Tamara68 · 51-55, F
I went to Italy alone after my divorce. I loved to walk around and see things at my own pace. Take the time to absorb the atmosphere. Not being hurried by someone else.
dale74 · M
I've gone on a cruise by myself. Gone camping lots of times by myself. Sometimes it just allows you to relax and be yourself you can do whatever you want.
Ozuye502 · 31-35, M
I’ve never done a full vacation solo but I’ve definitely taken vacation days to do things my friends and family would not do with me that I was willing to at least try or enjoy doing. So do you for a week I definitely know exactly what I would be doing!
Hopefully it's liberating!

I'm sorry, your friend blindsided. I imagine it was short notice, the cancellation? Likewise, I had to cancel a vacation recently, and it was to see a friend, but I gave a lot of notice to not blindside them.
DDonde · 31-35, M
I've wanted to. I haven't yet though.
Jenny1234 · 51-55, F
Go for it! Where to?

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