Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Flying Solo

I went to see Harry Potter all by my lonesome last night because no one wanted to see it with me and you know what?   I had a nice time flying solo. 

I arrived just as the commercials were starting and didn't have to shop around for seats for 2, which was nice as the theatre was close to full.  I just plunked myself down next to a couple of chicks exactly where I wanted to sit (about 4 rows from the top, right side aisle seat) and enjoyed the show without feeling weird.  When the credits started rolling at the end, I hopped out of my seat and was the first one out of the theatre.  It was just freeing. 

It was a cool night and having dressed in jeans and a light sweater, I sauntered home, thinking about a few things and processing a few others.  I had such a nice walk, I walked a bit further before eventually heading home.  I like spending time alone and I like just being within myself.  My friend had mocked me earlier in the day when I told her I was planning on flying solo to the movies, but it's nice to just be responsible for yourself once and a while.  My thoughts are often consumed with a future baby and I am so aware that hopefully very soon, it won't just be me and Dave running out on a moment's whim and being free.  So while it's just us for the next while, I plan on hanging with just me as much as I can.


  1. I love to be by myself. I guess I'm just a natural loner. I even travel to different states(within usa) by myself.

    Well I'm glad you enjoyed Harry Potter. I haven't even cracked the first book yet. Maybe I'll try "Twilight" first.

  2. Nothing odd about seeing a movie alone imo. Another person's take on something always influences your own, so it's nice to walk out of a theater with a more "pure" experience. If I went to a Disney film by my lonesome, I'd get some dirty looks. :( Last movie I saw alone was Slumdog Millionaire and I'm really glad I didn't go with anyone else.

  3. I LMAO at the thought that not even your husband would go with you. :D I've done this so many times in Toronto, esp. at indie and rep. cinemas like one that use to be on Carleton.

  4. That's awesome and totally inspiring. I think I might need to take myself on a date sometime soon as well.

  5. I read a blog post tonight on and I was sure it was from you... I had to look up your response to me when I guest posted on APW to check.
    Your response compelled a thorough reading of your site. It's been comforting for me to read about the crazy ache and growth that moms like me have faced. It's been comforting to be able to say the names I fear others will forget, that I have emblazoned across my heart.