So, if you didn’t know, I’m introverted. People are always shocked by this revelation, because I’m so sociable. And while I am quite happy by nature, I am social out of necessity. My professional self is mask of extroverted behavior. I crawl into the persona each morning and, as soon as I clock out, I quickly shed the disguise.
Because truthfully, crowds give me anxiety, small talk bores me to tears, and I can find perfection in the quiet. I am at my best when I’m alone watching Netflix analyzing the behavior of Olivia Pope.
So why in the world am I choosing to travel and blog about it? Well, as Ginny Rometty once said, “Growth and comfort do no co-exist.” So, the act of traveling for me, is stepping outside of my comfort zone. But just to make it interesting…
1) I must participate in one event or go to one place I would normally say no to.
This terrifies my introverted self. My heart flips frantically and I worry about things that haven’t even happened. But that’s exactly why I’m going to try. And document each thing or event or place.
2) I must eat at a local restaurant that isn’t found outside of that state.
This is simply selfish pleasure because, when I’m not traveling I’m damn near a vegetarian.
3) I must blog about my entire experience.
Hence why you all are here, enjoying my experiences vicariously… You should come join me! Each location I visit will highlight one an event or place or activity and also highlight the food. I will include many other shots, of course.