I will start from the end…
I always thought that my divorce had given me a second chance to live my life fully. But I was wrong because every time I travelled to a new place I felt I was re-born. One more day to live and explore, one more day to witness a beautiful place painted by nature.
I don’t know when I developed a liking for bikes or the love for travel. But over the course, I was sure I wanted to write about it. Hence, the name “Girl On Bullet”. And therefore, I have been to many places and there are many more that I want to explore. Travel fills me up with more light and warmth than anyone can ever do. And I love sharing this with everyone. This past year(2019) I have travelled to, quite a few places to find myself. They say, “one needs to travel inside to find oneself”, but exploring nature was my way to find my inner self.
Besides the pandemic, nothing has ever stopped me from travelling 😉 or writing about it. Because I truly believe in, “It’s the journey that matters and not the destination”. But what rides me is my will to “Never give up!”. This ride has had so many twists, turns and bumps, that now I have started loving every part of it. Travelling helps me unravel sides of me, I never knew existed in the first place.
Initially, when I started travelling I had to take permission as every other kid has to from their parents which were not an easy job, in my case as my parents feared me riding a bike and thinking what if I got injured or lost one of my limbs or something even worse. But I have never let that fear take over my heart, and as my family says I’m a persistent one when it comes to achieving something. So, I have always held on to this dream of travelling to places around the world and will always hold on to it. I will start travelling as soon as COVID19 ends.
It was all about taking that first trip, on my own, to eliminate the fear in the hearts of my family. And from there I started to comprehend my love for travelling even better. As they say “agar kisi cheez ko dil se chaho … to puri kainaat usse tumse milane ki koshish mein lag jaati hai”.
Travelling ensured that the girl inside me blossomed into the best woman version of myself. Female solo travelling and female bike riding are on a rise but taboos around it still persist. Women still feel a little hitch when planning to travel solo. All we need to do is take that first step, the first step to help each other, the first step to being there for yourself. The best part of solo travelling is that you can do it at your own pace and style. It lets you know who you are outside of your comfort zone and you come face to face with yourself. That’s how it has helped me become who I’m today.
It’s not selfish to travel alone, each day becomes your own, each decision you make is yours alone the feeling of being selfish fades into freedom and self-ruling confidence. Each trip I take has always given me a second kickstart towards a new direction in life. Our society sometimes creates an “ideal image” for us to be, constricting some aspects of our personality. But we are so much more than that! Don’t you agree?
So let’s together remove these myths and taboos. 🙂
Don’t forget to share your first solo travel experience with me at https://www.instagram.com/gob.girlonbullet
I would love to hear them out. If you’re still having doubts head to www.girlonbullet.com