Today I tried something new. Well, not really. The actual activities I have done before, but I looked at this day under a new kind of light.
I guess that it is something that has been brewing for quite some time, though I did not really realize it until recently. I should probably explain.
A close friend of mine, who I have been confiding in, has told me the same thing a few times now. I want to keep the context and whatnot private, but the gist of it is that things will happen when I am not looking for them. It did for them at least.
I will admit that I am still working with that. Sometimes I do not believe it, but more and more lately, I find that I do. So here I am.
I took myself out today. Sure, I did some stuff that I needed to do (like buying conditioner), but mostly it was focused around leisure. I browsed through a bookstore. I went to a teashop and bought some new tea. I laughed. I smiled. I had fun.
I read a few blogs about women who tried what they called dating themselves.
I like that idea. I like it for what I was doing today.
I went for ice cream (yum Blizzard).
I bought myself an orchid (specifically, a phalaenopsis). I have told people this before, but I have actually never had a guy buy me flowers. So I’m taking it into my own hands. I’m doing things right (ha).
Today was day one. I am not waiting. I will live, the way I am.
Really, this is simply spending time with myself and having fun. Doing whatever I want to. Making sure that I am happy. I just think that calling it dating myself is funny. I know myself. As one blogger put it: “Myself and I had tons in common, not to mention I think I am very pretty and have a pretty bodacious rack. Myself and I like all the same kinds of food (hate Indian), music (secretly love Matchbox 20) and movies (horror, and anything Tyler Perry). It was time I took me out for a good time.”
Sometimes I forget that I am amazing. It is time that I took the time out to remind myself of that.
I do plan to go out for dinner somewhere nice at some point. But aside from that, does anyone have any suggestions about what I should do on this little adventure? Leave them in the comments if you do!