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1. Posted by gezred (Budding Member 53 posts) 10y

Ok, so before christmas I was full of bravado, yes I'm reaaly cool and brave travelling alone to Australia....

Now the new year has hit, it's 10 weeks before I go and I'm getting the jitters and starting to feel really guilty about leaving my family.

Anyone had or getting pre travel nerves?

Lynz x

2. Posted by anoopno1 (Budding Member 12 posts) 10y

hey how you doing,
im actually in the same boat as you,
Booked my tickets on the 28th december, before that i was really excited, could'nt believe i was going to do it, then i did, and since then, ive been all over the place, constanlty having guilty thoughts, bout leaving my family, my job. My jobs been the biggest thing, i have a very good relationship with both my bosses (so i think), and they rely heavily on me, but i know somethimes they take me for granted and pile on a lot of pressure and expect alot more.
You see my family are supporting me, and theres no problem but i suppose the usual guilt trip about leaving, but with the job, i know they are gonna say things and do things to try and stop me, and at the moment i havent got the brave face to tell them...i reakon im thinking to much about it all and it may be fine and they may understand but on the other hand if it goes tits up, it will blow out big time...im supposed to be really happy but im feeling down quite alot at moment...
What to do?
sorry i seems to have rambled on abit!!

3. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Here are some threads dealing with the same type of issues - some from a slightly different point of view, but still seem to be relevent to your situation:

Reactions from people when you told them your plans?
Travelling through the world and trough me
Travel doubts...
Do you get nervous before travelling
travelling alone
Why travel?Social Anxiety: Has it affected your travels?

Hopefully some of these threads will be of help, and now you know you aren't alone with your feelings. ;)

4. Posted by gezred (Budding Member 53 posts) 10y

Thanks Isadora, those threads were an interesting read! So many people have travel fears, I'm sure I'll be able to talk to people in the same boat.

anoopno1, I told my work 3 months ago (still working for them!) they were quite accomodating towards me (thankfully) at first I had a hard time coming to terms with leaving but then I thought that the job can't be that fulfilling if I want to leave for Australia!
I'm kinda the opposite of you, my hardest time is going to be saying goodbye to my family! I get choked up everytime I start talking about leaving them

However I will be back in a year and I be able to keep in contact so maybe I need to be a little selfish and think about my own ambitions.

Cheers guys,

Lynz x