Getting adjusted to the “single life” again has not been easy at all. Actually, it has required me to be more creative. It has forced me to move outside my comfort zone and try different things. I’ve never had a problem dining out alone, catching a movie by myself or shopping alone, but going out solo has always been an uncomfortable thought. As a result, I have never done it until recently. A lot of my friends are married so I tend not to bother them that often and my single friends are always on the go like me. So that leaves me, myself, and I to my own devices.
There are only so many nights I can take sitting in the house, I had to get out! So last Friday I decided to check out a lounge that I would typically attend with friends. I wasn’t nervous about it; I just didn’t want to feel lonely. And you know what, I didn’t at all! I actually met some cool people, had some good conversations and left feeling empowered!
When venturing out you have to have an open mind, no expectations and follow a few unspoken ground rules:
Rule 1: Do not tell your parents or paranoid friends that you intend to go out alone. They might psych you out of doing it because they are scary acting! (My mother is always telling me about something she saw on “America’s Most Wanted”, thanks ma.) Tell someone your plans just not them!
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