NEW THING #28:
GO TO THE MOVIES ALONE
Have you ever been to the movies just by yourself?
I just realized that I cannot recall ever going alone. Not that I even gave it much thought before. But for some reason, I associated it with a social thing.
And I’m pretty sure that I skipped a couple of films I wanted to see, but I knew my husband or none of my friends would enjoy. I might have also forced Michal to go to a documentary movies marathon during which he fell asleep. Can you relate?
But now, trying all the new things, I decided to pick a movie and go alone.
And it turned out great! Didn’t feel awkward even for a moment. I even unapologetically cried during the saddest moments. No shame whatsoever. Just a feeling of being okay with going places alone.
But it got me thinking: why it took me so long?
I guess there are certain activities that we feel comfortable doing with other people, like going to the movies, dining out, or taking a trip. And either we don’t even consider for a moment that we could as well do them by ourselves. Or maybe we even feel a bit intimidated or afraid of being judged by others when doing them solo. I don’t know. But I feel like it’s real.
If you don’t normally go to the movies alone, here are my 3 tips:
So think about it. Have you ever wanted to try something but ultimately never did it because no one would go with you? Would you consider doing this alone?