Wednesday, December 23, 2015

an interview with my self

Q. Why do you want to go to Iceland?

Why not?

Q. How did you manage to pick that land, as opposed to say, Ireland, Finland, or Queensland, Australia?

I'm not sure. It popped into my head. The idea of going to Iceland began to intrigue me. Kind of an impulse buy. I needed to relieve some stress, so I figured, Go north. True north. True self, self. Plus, I recalled reading in Daniel Gilbert's "Stumbling on Happiness" that people in Iceland ranked highly on happiness scales.

Q. What do you hope to accomplish with your trip to Iceland?

"Accomplish"? Maybe nothing. Maybe some self-reflection. Maybe a good time. To be fair to myself, I do have to allow for the remote possibility that I will have a dreadful time. It's not my hope or my expectation, but one must be prepared. Nevertheless, I am confident Iceland and I and its people will have a splendid time.

4 comments:

Blade3colorado said...

You'll have a blast. Why? Solo travelers are more approachable (i.e., a proven fact). Here's a blog post that I wrote about traveling solo . . . https://aroundtheworldwithblade.wordpress.com/2012/12/31/why-i-am-going-solo-on-a-round-the-world-trip/

Pawlie Kokonuts said...

Thanks, Steve.

Paul in Asia said...

Greatly admire your spontaneous nature, Pawlie. Indeed, why not Iceland? Hope it's a great trip for you...

Pawlie Kokonuts said...

Thank you, sensei Paul.