So a long time back Jezebel had this piece on the 5 things every woman should do alone at least once. They are: dine out alone, go to the movies, go to rock shows, travel, and road trip. This was a thought-provoking article for me.
I am extremely confused by this list, because I cannot imagine NOT having to do any or all of these things alone. And I have done them all, solo. And frankly, if I didn't do them alone, I'd be stuck laying around with the cats even more than I do on a regular basis.
So this is the question: do you, or anyone you know, not do these things alone? Or others? Why? How do you get away with it?
In my more existential moments I realize I feed into my own patterns of independence and loneliness but don't quite know how to stop because I don't have normal experiences. For me, going to the movies with people, like I did last weekend with some coworkers, is more difficult than going alone. I'm missing that getting along in groups thing. I'm fearful of other people; alone I know and like myself.