Fear Traveling Alone

One of my personal goals this year was to travel by myself 4 times. It is December 13 and I haven’t traveled at all.

The entire year I told myself I didn’t travel because of financial reasons, but really it was because I have so much fear surrounding the idea. I’m afraid that I will be bored myself and won’t have fun, I’ll have anxiety around strangers, I’ll regret going, my parents will be worried the entire time I’m gone, I’ll be kidnapped by human traffickers, or no one will be able to comfort me on the plane if there’s turbulence.

I don’t know why I’m struggling so much with this because I’m a textbook introvert that works from home and LOVES to do things alone. But I can’t bring myself to travel.

I have a flight voucher that is expiring soon, but I just can’t bring myself to decide on a date and book the flight.