There is this huge misconception about doing things by yourself. Many people seem to be operating under the assumption that if you are by yourself, you are lonely. This could not be further from the truth! Sometimes, you are your own best company. And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that.
Maybe you don’t know anyone with the same taste in music. Does that mean you shouldn’t go see your favorite band in concert? Heck no! Grab yourself a ticket, get there as early as you want to get there, and go feel the music. You might just meet some really awesome people who love that band too. Boom. Now you have concert buddies.
Maybe your day off is different than everyone else’s and you have no one to go to your favorite restaurant with, or walk the park with, or hit the beach for a day trip with. Does that mean you shouldn’t do the things you want to do simply because you have no one to do them with? Absolutely not!
If you refuse to do things alone, you will always be waiting for someone to go with you. You will always make decisions based on whether or not you have someone to go with and that person’s preferences. Don’t do this to yourself! You have one chance at life, don’t spend it waiting around for someone to come hold your hand. Go get lunch by yourself. Go see that movie you really want to see but no one else does because they think it looks dumb. Go to the park on your day off. Go see your favorite band. Go on a trip by yourself. Go.
Don’t wait around for someone else to start living your life. Be your own company. I used to refuse to go anywhere by myself. Why would I want to go alone? People will think I’m weird. Now, I don’t even think twice. I don’t mind doing things alone. In fact, sometimes I prefer it. And there’s nothing wrong with that. I don’t know how I got this way, but I am so thankful I did. Because I got over this fear of doing things alone, I am now going to live in a state that’s 14 hours from my family and friends. I’m going to go live with 5 girls who I have never met before. I’m going to be on my own. But I’m excited! And I’m planning on going to the parks alone whenever I feel like it. I will have no one to worry about except for me. I can go sit on a bench and people watch all day and no one will care. I can also get in line as a single rider and have barely any wait at all. Imagine how many rides you can ride if you go as a single rider and wait a fraction of the time!
Enjoy your own company. It’ll change your life.