Post-graduation, and into the early part of August, this entire Summer has flown by.
I have a job that I actually like, I have a roof over my head, I learned how to cook, I am somehow paying all my bills on time, and things have been surprisingly good over the past couple of months. However, like many people that graduate college do, you have to find time for yourselves. Somehow, and someway, I started doing this out of the complete blue, and for some odd reason, I kind of like it.
I'd like you to think of it as dating yourself. Going to restaurants alone, watching a movie by yourself, taking yourself to theme parks (shoutout to any fellow Disney annual pass holders reading this), and of course, my favorite, playing golf by yourself or getting paired with complete strangers. I've even gone to museums, improv clubs, and even some other places you wouldn't find yourself without another person. You name it, I have probably tried it this summer.
To my surprise, I have somewhat enjoyed the time alone, at the same time being reminded how single I actually am. Then again, I wasn't getting much action to begin with, but that's another article for another time. The time alone has been nice, and it's honestly just a been a part of the routine, and it's been expected day in and day out. However, with the new time alone, you get some awesome time to reflect.
You don't have to rely on the schedule of another person to go somewhere. You do what you want when you want it, and the world is your oyster. The money you have is yours, and yours to spend on whatever you want. No one should be judging you for doing things alone because it's your life and you live it the way you want to. This sounds like the whole "love yourself before you love anyone else" BS, but I really don't think of it that way.
I cannot attest to that quote since I have no experience in this category of articles, but it sounds like it could be true, or maybe it's the person who came up with that quote just made it up to cover up the fact that he or she is a big dramatic piece of mess. I don't know - don't ask me.
Sorry for the tangent, let's get back on topic here. Anyways, what I was trying to get at is its okay to do the normal activities that you want to do alone. Time for friends is always nice, but being alone is not a bad thing either, and as painful as it is for me to accept this, I am starting to understand why more and more people do stuff alone every day.
I think I still get judged for doing stuff alone at the places I go to, but I am starting to adjust. Maybe someday someone will join me on the alone adventures I have with myself (as weird as that sounds).