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"When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it."
-- Henry Ford


"YOU’RE GONNA DIE!"


"IF I WERE YOU I WOULD JUST CANCEL THE ENTIRE TRIP"


"MY FRIEND & HIS WIFE WENT AND HAD THE WORST TIME OF THEIR LIVES"


"I JUST HAVE THIS FEELING YOU’RE GOING DOWN THERE TO MEET SOME GUY OFF THE INTERNET"


Yes, all these statements were said to me. Verbatim. But this was not the beginning – nor the end – of the disbelief and dissuasion I faced in regard to traveling to Puerto Rico... solo. This chapter of my life started around July 2011, shortly after my mother & I returned from a three week vacation in Europe.

By God’s design I am a "next-er". I read about this term in a book [that I can’t even remember now] but it fits me perfectly. Meaning, I am always thinking about what to say, do, read, eat, and wear next. It’s true. When my ex-boyfriend and I decided to try dating e…