As I’m writing this post, I’m sitting in a restaurant all by myself.
When I was younger, I thought eating by yourself in a restaurant was weird and something I would never, ever do. If I needed to get food, I would go through a drive thru and eat in my car. I didn’t think I could handle sitting in a restaurant alone with no one to talk to. I thought other people would think I was weird.
And then I had kids. And not much alone time. As a kid, I needed a lot of quiet, “me time”. And I find now that I work, am married, have kids and lots of things to do, I have to find and schedule my alone time. It just doesn’t happen on its own.
So I go to lunch sometimes by myself. I enjoy the quiet, time to think without distractions, maybe read a little and just take time to breathe and relax. And I don’t care at all what others think. I need this time to myself and I’ll take it how I can get it!
What do you think? Do you feel like eating by yourself is weird or wonderful? How do you find some “me time” in your life?
WONDERFUL! Even when I was a teen, a time you think social interaction is MOST important, I loved eating alone. It’s always been that way for me. just let me have a book for company and I’m good to go. And thank goodness for the kindle- I remember in the “old days” when I would have to worry about not having enough pages left in my paperback before I went to go eat! And now as a mom of a bazillion kids, I’m glad for any peaceful alone time 🙂
Yes!! I love my Kindle app on my phone! Always something to read!!