Sure, I do things alone, like grocery shopping, working out, or running errands…but I never just go on a nice night out by myself. After attempting to do a fun cooking class with some friends, I asked them, “Is it weird that I kinda wanna go by myself?” to which the smartly answered no. Well the cooking class was booked by the time I went online to buy a seat, so then I thought, why not still do something fun, with just me? I’m the type who loves to be surrounded by friends and family – all the time. But the more I thought of it, the more I really wanted to have a night out with just little old me.
It was easy to decide on where to go, what to do, and what to eat: Old Town Pasadena, lots of shopping, and my favorite Thai place. The usual compromising or convincing that goes on when planning things with others was replaced by complete control in what I wanted to do. I could seriously get used to this.
Since I do not shop well with others (I can sometimes spend hours in just one store! And I don’t always like to be swayed by the opinions of others) it was so nice to feel absolutely zero guilt for spending 2 hours trying on 50 different things at one place, and then zipping from one store to the next. And even though I bet a few people were feeling sad for the poor girl eating all alone, I wish I could’ve told them how much I completely enjoyed eating and people watching and eaves-dropping (I cannot believe the drama some people have!) without the distraction of endless chatter. Don’t worry, I’m not depressed or going anti-social… I’ve just come to the conclusion that going on dates with just yourself is pretty awesome. You should try it sometime 🙂
I am currently in between summer vacations, but I’ll try and post a few pictures of my travels next week. I have been having a blast – with a capitol B!