Now at 33, Emma is on a new solo trip for the next five months, but she is finding it hard to enjoy because she constantly feels reminded about how old she is. She can’t help but feel like she should be doing something more “appropriate” for other people her age.
“Do you say you can’t relate or carry on a conversation for more than two minutes?” Probably not. “Then you’re in the same place! Most tourists during the day are doing similar things: walking around, looking at things, and, at some point, eating.”
“I’ve crossed a Guatemala mountain with an 18-year-old Australian and a Mexican wine region on foot with a 73-year-old Swiss woman.You’re not going to connect with everyone, and that’s normal. Still, age shouldn’t be a limitation when making friends and sharing connections.”
“I’m 29, and people around me are freaking out over their 30’s. I’m young enough still, and it is just about how much weight you put on it. Just chill out, do your thang, and accept that this is life!”