Last week was really unusual for me because I spent a lot of time alone. I've been thinking about this issue of mine a lot lately. I've never done anything alone. Like, ever. Sit at a coffee shop by myself? Forget it. Go to a restaurant without a companion? Absolutely not. I've never even lived alone. I'm not sure why I am this way, to be totally honest, but it's something I've decided I need to actively work on. Obviously at this point it's a little too late to live alone, but there are so many things I want to start doing. I can do quick errands alone, and obviously I work alone. Just thought I'd clarify that before you think I actually just need someone attached to me 24/7. I can also be home alone just fine, I'm more so referring to alone time recreationally here! Anyway, on Thursday morning, I woke up with an urge to go to the farmers market, checkout the library, and grab some coffee at the Anaheim Packing District...solo. Andrew was home, and I could have easily changed my mind and asked him to come, but I didn't give myself enough time to think and I just left. I won't make this long winded, but I had the best time, and I'm going to make it a weekly thing for myself. Having those few hours just to myself, without the stress of work or anything else, was awesome. I bought some succulents and pretty flowers, sampled a ridiculous amount of cheese, had fun conversations with some vendors at the market, admired all the fun decor at the packing district (and obviously took some photos along the way!), and just chilled. It really set the tone for the rest of the weekend, and I felt so relaxed. I know that by 24, I should have made being alone a priority much sooner, but you know-I've never really had to. I'm always surround by friends, family, or Andrew. I'm thankful for that, but I want to explore this whole "just me" thing a little more. Before I go, here are a few photos I snapped on my mini adventure. Those flowers are my favorite thing ever, and they're still holding up pretty great!
Do you struggle with the fear of spending time alone? What do you enjoy doing during your solo time?