Are you one of those people that can comfortably go out to eat at a restaurant by yourself or go to the movie theatre in happy solitude? I’ve met many who simply cannot. The thought of being seen dining alone or being surrounded by empty chairs at the movies seems so vulnerable, or boring, or pathetic to them, but I absolutely love it. Don’t get me wrong, I have a wonderful and funny husband, a lovely family and beautiful friends whose company I enjoy immensely, but I am so okay with just hanging out with myself as well. In fact, sometimes I just need it. I, for some reason, start to crave quiet moments to myself or little solitary adventures to either do nothing at all, make some art or go explore and try something new. Whether you are a seasoned loner or the complete opposite, I want to share with you one of my very favorite YouTube discoveries, How To Be Alone by (film maker) Andrea Dorfman and (singer/songwriter/poet) Tanya Davis. First of all, I love that someone put this out into the world. Secondly, it’s just really wonderful and well worth the 4 minutes and 35 seconds.
p.s. [and this is no lie…] As I was gushing to you how wonderful my husband is, he came walking through the door with roses. I forgot that today is the 21st and every month on this day he brings me flowers to celebrate our wedding day. See what I mean? Great guy who brings me flowers and encourages me to go on a mini holiday without him. Aaaaaaaand you can stop vomiting now. I’m done.
Do you have any tips for me as I start planning this adventure of mine? I hear New Mexico calling my name. 🙂