Travelling solo HAS HELPED ME SO MUCH
Recently I went travelling solo for 4 weeks. I've never travelled alone at all or been away from my parents so it was a huge step to say the least. Never in my life have I changed so rapidly in 4 weeks. I have gained a ridiculous ammount of confidence and I'm now comfortable to talk to strangers, ask for help, talk to new people and make friends. it's like I'm a reformed person! I stayed in hostels and it was so easy to make friends and meet new people because everyone is open and friendly and eager to meet others and I felt so at ease talking to new people. I've been back a month and I haven't slipped into old ways too much so I really reccomend travelling solo, it sounds so scary but it's sooo rewarding, and you will feel like a million dollars.
Also before I went travelling I'd never been kissed but I finally got to be kissed after 21 pathetic years of waiting! SO yay me, again more confidence gained, and has definitely given me loads more confidence with the opposite sex.
But that said it's not like I've done a 360, I still get anxious, I will always be the quiet one but i've just got so much confidence from it, and I can't wait to travel again somedday.