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.