Hey there! It’s Jackie back with another blog.

I keep seeing all of these posts online about how you need to be comfortable being lonely and take yourself on dates. I do agree that you need to be able to handle being alone, but for the longest time it felt weird doing things by myself. From sitting at restaurants to going to events, it felt like those are things you could only do with other people. And this is coming from someone who values their independence and doesn’t like to rely on other people.

It wasn’t until college that I started to do these kinds of things by myself. I started to realize that while doing these kinds of activities with other people is fun, it can be fun by yourself too! Since moving home I haven’t really done this – until now.

Lately I’ve been making an effort to get out and do one thing by myself each week. Whether it’s sitting at Dunkin doing work, grabbing dinner in a restaurant by myself, or going on a walk outside, I need to do something for me. This week, I went kayaking for the first time¬†by myself¬†at Parker Dam. IDK why, but I had this fear I was going to somehow fall in. I am clumsy after all. Seriously tho, it was the best time I have had in a while. It was peaceful, relaxing, and I was able to enjoy the moment.

So, if you have a hard time getting people to do things with you, or you want to just try something by yourself, do it! As long as it’s something safe to do alone, it’ll definitely be worth it. Sometimes the best company is yourself!