I’m a solo roller, meaning most of the time I roll solo. I shop alone. I usually go to the movies alone. I’ve eaten at restaurants alone, traveled alone and gone to nightclubs alone. What can I say? I’m not always patient enough to wait around for my friends’ calendars to clear up. So, I just go when I’m ready to go, even if no one is available to tag along.
Knowing how much some people like to assume all singles are miserable, I am conscious of the fact that I may be soliciting unwanted pity from those who can’t understand that alone doesn’t necessarily mean lonely.
The truth is that; although there are times when I won’t go out unless I’m with a friend, I really do enjoy my own company. I appreciate my own thoughts (and hope you do, too) and don’t at all mind letting my mind roam when I’m people watching or sipping on an overpriced latte at the book store.
I really haven’t given much thought about how hanging out by myself makes me feel. I don’t think I have any real feelings about it. However, I can say that I don’t feel humiliated. So, a recent article, offering tips on how to dine solo without feeling embarrassed, is a bit ill conceived, in my opinion.
Why should anyone be embarrassed to be out alone? The one person you must spend time with is yourself. If you can enjoy that time, whether it be at home on the sofa or walking through a park, then this SIS thinks you’re ahead of the game.