This year is all about conquering my fears. Two of my biggest fears is solo traveling and planes. What better way to put your fears to rest than by conquering them! On March 18th 2019 I embarked on my first solo trip to New Orleans! New Orleans has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember. Although I could not make it for Mardi Gras, going two weeks after was still better than not going. I stayed for 3 days and still managed to do everything I wanted. Day 1, I explored the French Quarter and went to the casino. Day 2, I went on a city tour, where I saw the city of the dead, saw Beyonce’s New Orleans home, found the iconic Bourbon St and went on a swamp tour! The swamp tour was my favorite part. The main idea of the tour was to see alligators but we ended up seeing so much more like Wild boars, Igrids, Racoons, Crawfish and Snakes! The best part was the tour guide feeding the wild boar, Peppa. On Day 3 I went shopping, went to the Audobon Aquarium where I fed parakeets, went to the St Louis Cathedral, and visited Bourbon st for the last time. Traveling solo gave me 3 things; Clarity, Purpose, and Relaxation. I was able to enjoy my own company and discover how much I love being alone. I began to realize how much we miss out on in life because of fear and feeling as though we need people in order to live our lives. The truth for me is that I don’t want to miss out on things just because I am fearful. There is alot of life to live, live it the way you want.