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doing things on my own.

So, I went on an overseas holiday ON MY OWN. This is pretty big for me. I have gone to the movies on my own, shopping on my own, and even gone to parties on my own. These are some of the perils of a single girl.

I really hate going to parties on my own. Just walking in and trying to find people I know, then feeling like I’m being a burden, so I find more people to talk to. It mostly just makes me feel anxious and sometimes I won’t even go, just to avoid all the hassle. Silly, I know. Just suck it up, right? I tell myself this all the time…

Going to the movies is a different story. I actually like this. I get to pick the movie, whatever I like. I get the movie snacks all to myself. I get to cry, without feeling judged. It is really the best thing! Going shopping is pretty much the same deal. I get to spend as much or as little time in a shop as I want. I get to try on as many things as I want. I get to take a break or not whenever I want. It’s great! The only problem is that I have no one to tell me when I’m spending too much money. But that’s for me to learn. SELF-CONTROL!

This time, I thought I’d up the stakes. I’d go on an overseas holiday on my own. To New Zealand. Flights were very cheap. So I made the decision! Easy. I’m so glad I went. Some bits were scary, like driving. But other bits were fantastic: sleeping in, sightseeing, cooking, shopping, flying and making friends!

You might be wondering why I didn’t invite anyone to come with me… Well, I guess I just wanted to prove to myself that I really am a grown up, that I can do things on my own. I’m THIRTY now and I have to start acting like it, right? So there you go.

Go out and enjoy having solo adventures! You might like it.