Text by: Prime Sarmiento
In my recent blog post , I mentioned that fear is main reason that's keeping most women from traveling alone. And we can only conquer that fear if we will learn how to change our mindset. This is especially true for us Filipinas who grew up surrounded by a close knit community of friends and family, precluding us from crafting our own journeys and consequently live our lives based from our own hopes, dreams and passions.
I discussed this further in my August 17 presentation at the Belle De Jour Rendezvous: From Fears To Fierce held in Eastwood Mall in Quezon City, Philippines. It was a well-attended affair – the monsoon rains that drenched the metropolis didn't stop the twenty-something Pinays from going there. So thank you, thank you so much for making this event fantabulous.
If you want to know more about this, then do watch a screencast of my August 17 presentation in the second episode of The Gypsygals TV. In this presentation delivered in a mix of Tagalog and English I discussed:
1. The gifts of solo travel.
2. The fears that keep us from making our own journeys.
3. Three steps that will help you crush your fears and convert this into FIERCE.
I also want to know more about your concerns as a solo female travel. So please fill up this survey form and help me help you craft your own journeys. Cheers!
Many many thanks to Ms. Avie Olarte for recording the presentation
Photo credits for Powerpoint presentation
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