This past week I have learned the importance of being by yourself. Independence and being able to be by your lonesome is important because we need to debrief, be in our own thoughts, and do what we want without others inputs. Why not practice being by ourselves in a totally different country and new culture? I personally think this is the best place to do that because we don’t know anyone, no one knows us, and we can completely be ourselves. Because I am so fond of this great idea of being alone I decided to practice it by taking a walk on the shore by myself this past week. The walk by myself was invigorating not only did I get to be outside and enjoy the last days of sunshine but I got to do what I wanted on my own terms. I love being with others, I even consider myself an extrovert sometimes. But sometimes we all just need some time alone to reflect and decompose the activities from the week. I loved my time alone so much that I’m even tempted to travel abroad alone for a couple of days, I mean why not? Why is it that being alone can be so taboo? I think it is rather empowering. Can’t wait to venture off and learn something new about myself.