Lately, I seem to be getting asked the same question over and over and over, so I thought I’d take the time to clarify a few things.
A couple of weeks ago I went on holiday to Poland with Ashton Jade. You know the one? Killer Instagram, amazing blog posts and incredible photographs. Yeah, her. In fact, in less than two weeks’ time we’re heading off another girly adventure to Amsterdam with a couple of other bloggers. Why?
Because we can.
It’s all good fun of course, but whenever I mention that I have not one but TWO holidays booked with friends (so far) this year, people seem to immediately raise an eyebrow.
And I know exactly what they’re thinking.
‘That’s great Kirsty, but why aren’t you going on these holidays with your boyfriend?’
In fact, most people just ask me outright why I didn’t go with him and forget all subtlety.
The worst kinds of people are the ones that look at me with pity, almost as though my boyfriend has better things to do than spending time with me.
I can’t believe I am having to explain this to anyone, let alone a number of people I have had to over the last few months – but we can be together without actually having to do EVERYTHING together.
Believe it or not, my partner and I do have some separate interests.
I LOVE America and would love to do a huge American road trip (hence why I have a solo Trek America trip booked for next April), while his main priority is to see as much of Japan as he can. We’re both young, we both trust each other and we both want to travel – so why does it seem so unusual for us to want to go on holidays alone?
We do go on holidays together quite a bit (especially when it’s somewhere we both want to go) but while we’re reasonably young and have no real responsibilities, like our own house or kids, we want to visit as many places on our own bucket lists as we can – even if it means going on trips without one another.
We want to experience things together, but while money is a constraint we don’t want that to be the thing that holds us back from visiting our dream destinations. To me, it just feels like what you should do in a relationship. We’re amazing together but we’re also great apart.
Maybe when we’re better off we can take each other on a tour of all our favourite places in the world. ✈️
What I’m Wearing
I find it so hard to want to wear jeans, but when they’re paired with a top as gorgeous as this one from the Boohoo Plus range, I really don’t mind.
I love the Western-themed print and have even started wearing it as an off the shoulder dress with leggings and a belt around the waist as it’s pretty lengthy. It was super comfortable to wear, even when walking around Poland all day and – SHOCK HORROR – the shoulders didn’t ride up every time I moved (aka the worst thing about bardot tops).
Do you go on holiday without your boyfriend?