Her answer sent my long blond arm hair to stand on end. Chills shot up my arms.
“She got sick and I asked myself, ‘What am I waiting for?’.”
What are you waiting for?
To go to that salsa class.
To eat in that amazing restaurant.
To see that art museum.
This week’s episode Going Solo with Michelle Ponto shares a passionate message:
Don’t wait for +1 to have fun. Go on that trip. Start the class. Eat in that restaurant.
Michelle Ponto is an Emmy-nominated journalist who has written for a number of magazines and media companies, including Discovery Channel and The New York Times.
Let me be clear: The insight she shares in this episode is NOT just for want-to-be-solo-travelers.
True, Michelle’s book Go Solo: How to have fun without the plus one encourages individuals to stop waiting for +1 to live the life they are dreaming for.
But here is who I think could really use this insight.
The +2s, +3s, +4s of us.
That is right. Couples and families who are living abroad.
Those of us who are dragging loved ones across continents every two to four years.
You are working your tail off in service of your family, your spouse or your organization and you need some time for YOU.
To reconnect with YOU.
It is time.
Before you get sick. Before you have kids. Before your parents age and need your help. Before your grandchildren are born.
Whatever it is that will stop you from doing “that thing” you’ve been yearning to do.
You will discover:
- How to get started if you want to go out on your own
- How the “Spotlight” effect might be stopping you from doing things you love, but shouldn’t
- The one thing you must do but everyone misses on your first time “solo”
- A clever mindset that will fast-track how you adapt and create connections
- And more!
(To be honest, Michelle shares so many useful tips and fresh insight in this podcast interview, I almost felt guilty for asking her for parting wisdom at the end. So imagine how chock-full her book is!)
Whether you are solo, +1, or +5 Going Solo with Michelle Ponto has great tips for you to create connection and add more adventure into your life abroad.
Here’s to richer experiences,
P.s. Want to see what Michelle is up to, you can also follow her on Instagram.