How many times have you wanted to go somewhere or do something but no one wanted or was able to go with you. You were so excited about some event or new restaurant but felt like without someone to go with there was no reason to go at all. I am guilty of this behavior.
For some reason society trains us to feel embarrassed or unhappy with the idea of being on our own. On TV shows and in movies people who are alone are typically depicted as sad and lonely. But why does that have to be the case? Why can't the person who is alone at dinner enjoy the food just as much as the family of five two tables over? Why does the movie have to be any less funny if you are sitting by yourself? The truth is it doesn't. It is all in your head. It is just your insecurities talking.
Today I wanted to go to a fall festival but all of my friends were busy. I was faced with two choices: I could go alone or I could miss out. I love fall, it is my favorite season and this particular festival is one I enjoy because of all the local vendors. So I went. ALONE. And you know what? It was fine. No one stared at me or laughed and said look at that girl walking all by herself. In fact, it was kind of peaceful to get to go booth to booth at my own pace. No friends to wait on or move me along. Just me and myself.
The next time you want to go somewhere and find yourself without someone to tag along, just go. Trust me, you definitely won't have fun sitting at home sulking about missing out so just go.
We are Amber and Jordan Kirbey. We are excited to share our experiences and ideas with you!