It's a chilly Tuesday morning. I remembered to take the trash out, I'm currently watching Sarah Sees Potential (which I really enjoy, despite Sarah's annoying voice), I've polished my nails, done a few chores around the house, I'm heading over to Pinterest in a few, and contemplating a nap before tonight's shift. I am determined to have a peaceful, yet productive day.
Today over at Coffee Chat, Leslie asks "Would you feel ill at ease going to a movie alone? Or to eat at a restaurant? A concert?" This is something that I feel qualified to write about, because I have tons of experience with this. My short answer? No. I have actually done all three. And other than being nervous beforehand about going to the concert alone (the other two situations not so much), all turned out really well. In fact, at the show I attended by myself? I met the musician I showed up to see:
See? Not so bad. Sure, I am by nature a little awkward and nervous about going places by myself, but over the years I've learned to push that back. If I had let my insecurities about going somewhere or being alone somewhere keep me from going, I would never have that experience to remember fondly. I would only have the what-if. And life, folks, is simply too short for what-ifs.
Value your own company. Learn to enjoy things on your own, and to have adventures on your own. These days I don't think there's anyplace I wouldn't go alone if I really wanted to.
What about you? Would you feel ill at ease going to the movies/concerts/restaurants/other social outings?
Today's music: Hank III - "Country Heroes"