How I Managed My Separation Anxiety While Recently in Beijing

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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.

DiaowoOkay 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!

 

Hello World!

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Hey guys! This is just a short and simple blog about my recent trip to Beijing. It is meant for just my family and friends to see, but if you come across it, and enjoy it’s content: follow along with the journey. I will be breaking down roughly 1 day for each post, and will try to post daily. So see ya tomorrow! – Fung