Eating alone: Weird or Wonderful?

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!

It’s wonderful!

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?