People can say I am a loner. I am the woman you can see sitting alone at a coffee shop, reading a book and drinking coffee. I take myself on dates. That’s who I am. I am not ashamed to sit down at a nice restaurant and have lunch all by myself. I am the one who doesn’t feel weird going to concerts alone and not only do I not feel awkward, but I sing my heart out and have the best time.
There is a feeling of liberation and intense happiness inside of me whenever I am doing something for myself and enjoy my own company.
Don’t get me wrong. I enjoy the company of other people as well. But, there are people who fail to realize how wonderful it is to be your own date from time to time. They think that if they do things alone other people will judge them and think they are antisocial or (God forbid!) crazy.
I don’t blame them. I was like them at one point in my life. I always felt the need to ask a friend to accompany me wherever I needed to go because I was ashamed of going alone. If they refused to go with me, I wouldn’t go either.
Fortunately, I realized that this fear of mine was the thing that was holding me back from truly grasping and enjoying life. I am finally at the stage of my life where I won’t let anyone or anything hold me back or stop me from doing what’s best for me.
Once I changed this mindset and started to live my life regardless of whether I had company or not, I found my true meaning and an exhilarating sense of freedom to do whatever the hell I want to do.
I strongly believe that there is no better feeling in the world than enjoying your own company.
When I began to do things alone, I became my own best friend. I became a woman who wants to have fun and is having a lot of fun doing things alone. And it feels normal to me. It is who I am now.
Because the truth is, not everyone will want to do the things you want to do or go to places you want to go. And that’s okay. What’s not okay is holding yourself back from doing them anyway. It is not okay to stop yourself from doing what you want just because you don’t have company.
Be your own company instead. Grab your life by the horns. It is your life, and you have only one. So, make the best of it!
I guarantee you, when you decide to live your life according to your own rules and venture out into this beautiful world alone, you’ll have some of the most amazing extraordinary life-changing experiences.
All your senses will become heightened and you’ll start seeing and appreciating the beauty that is everywhere around you. Suddenly, the sun will shine brighter, the music will sound better, the people around you will seem happier and more positive to you. You’ll start noticing the little things and this will warm your heart.
Go out and date your own fabulous self. It will empower you. It will liberate you. And you’ll feel happier than ever!