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I do not do things alone very often. I just don’t have it in me. Besides the excuse of it just being a Libra trait, it largely has to do with my social anxiety and my fear of what other think. But I also just really love being in the company of others – I like making people laugh, and getting in deep conversations about something I’m passionate about is a serious shot of happiness. But I can’t eat in restaurants alone, I don’t really enjoy shopping alone (one of the reasons I love online shopping so much), I’ll only hang out in the park alone if it’s on the empty side, and god forbid I see a movie alone. Socially I’ve grown a lot since moving to New York, but I still have a lot to go. So it’s a goal I push myself on more and more each year. This weekend Billy is gone for three days in Phoenix, and while I most definitely did schedule hanging out with some girlfriends, I plan to take the opportunity to step out of my comfort zone do things alone. On my list, which may seem ridiculous to some of you, is going to a museum alone and eating at a restaurant alone. The museum I think I can handle, the restaurant is bit of a stretch.
Aron posed this same question this week, and I’d love to as well: what do you like to do alone? Maybe I need to understand why doing these things alone are so great to appreciate them in the moment, instead of making myself nauseated with thoughts like, “oh no, everyone here thinks I’m alone because I’ve been stood up! Because I have no friends!” Ha. Trust me, I know they’re pointless thoughts!
Have a wonderful weekend friends, and don’t hold it against me if I don’t complete my weekend goal:)