It's okay to travel just to spend some time with yourself
I love this. I can’t wait to hear how it was to talk with E. Strout.
I've just finished a few weeks of Elizabeth Strout books. Hope to hear how the workshop was. Impressed you could drive a T. A friend picked me up in one and I couldn't figure out how to open the door let alone drive it!
In the before, before times - pre-Covid, pre-911, pre-cell phone- I would go on a vacation by myself and never tell anyone where I was going. I was thrilled that no one on other than the airlines and hotel staff knew where I was.
I love this Robyn, on so many levels. Yes, I love to take the occasional trip by myself (I did it a lot more frequently when I was working full time) for all the reasons you suggest. Hotel rooms really can be wonderful spaces. Then your Tesla experience is a hoot. My daughter's ex-partner had one, which I rode in a couple of times, and it was clear that this was a car built by tech-bros who just wanted to show other guys how cool they were. Given my pragmatic (and 60+ year-old) POV, I wasn't terribly impressed. Now that Musk has shown us all that money does not equal genius, I would run away from them...but understand you can't do that in the airport rental car office. The story of the roller-skater in the airport was priceless. It is clear you didn't have to fly on the day the FAA went belly-up. My wife flew to her mom's on that day and it sounded like hell. Finally, so glad you are getting out to the writer's workshop...getting to do something you really like and really missed in the pandemic lockdown. Terrific piece. DJB
At one time I had no fear of traveling by myself. Not quite sure how I feel today. Course, now I’m an old lady,but as a young college grad I went to Europe by myself, making friends along the way. I was fortunate to meet a gay guy at the London airport… we clicked and did England together. Someday I’ll tell you about crossing into East Berlin thru Checkpoint Charlie by myself.