Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Alone but not lonely
I'm posting this picture of my favorite city, Nashville because it is representative of country music.
Today, I went to the movies and saw Country Strong.
The movie was really good and I thoroughly enjoyed getting out of the house.
I went to the show alone because well let's face it, I don't have anyone to hang out with during the day.
But I'm not complaining.
I'm kind of a loner anyway.
I do like social settings and being around people but I don't get bored too easily.
I rather enjoy my own company and lots of things hold my interest.
I've only been to the movies alone one other time in my life and I didn't plan it that way but I got stood up.
Man, was I disappointed.
I really liked this guy and I was expecting him to meet me at the movies but I guess he didn't like me as much as I liked him.
I didn't want to go inside by myself that day but I really didn't have anything else to do so I forced myself to go in and see the movie anyway.
I made it trhough but I was very uncomfortable and disappointed and a little embarrassed.
Today though, was completely different from all those years ago.
Today I was a woman who didn't need a partner to sit with inside a movie theatre.
No, I've matured since then and now I am empowered by my own independence and it feels great.