So I’ve just gotten back! And boy was Beijing B-E-A-UTIFUL!. I never know there was so much history and interesting stories of there. But before I get too far, let me back track a little.
My Solo Adventure to Beijing – And It’s Anxiety
Okay, so I left for China on September 14th for a little get away from it all. I had just been so busy at work, and just constantly running around to go from one activity to another and decided I needed to go out and have a little personal alone time. I booked my flight and left town (Sheboygan, WI) within 4 days. I will admit, that flying out to China all by myself did give me a little sense of Adult separation Anxiety. I had never traveled across the globe alone and didn’t know what all to expect. Luckily my nervousness vanished within a day or two of arriving. In my past, I have struggled badly with anxious thoughts and the fear of being alone, but hadn’t had any scary symptoms in over a decade. But enough with all the sob story…
So before I get too far into this post, I think I will break it up into 3 or 4 to kinda build up some more suspense for you guys.
Okay so on the first day, I went to the Diaowo Village which is a beautiful little area just outside of town. There I ate lunch with the locals and learn a few common phrases in Chinese. Boy was that hard! After that I was pretty tired from the bus ride over so decided to call it a day and retire for the night. I don’t think my head was on the pillow for more than 30 seconds before I was fast asleep!