Well into my adulthood, I’d never once been to the movies alone – nor even out to dinner by myself. I thought it would be weird and that I’d feel creepy, lonely and maybe the worst – that people would think I was a friendless loser.
But last night, I went to see Boyhood (by Richard Linklater) all by myself (while my husband watched the kids) and it reminded me what a joy it is to go to the movies all alone.
I discovered this when I got married and moved far away to a town where I knew no one. I really had no choice but to stay home by myself all the time or go out and do things alone (hubs was very busy). Eventually getting out of the house won out. And I discovered how awesome it is to stretch yourself by doing something you’re scared of. I’ve taken this philosophy to much scarier places (zip lining even though I’m TERRIFIED of heights) now but seeing movies alone is a good start.
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