Every day my friend Mel forwards me a song, a quote, or a poem that she knows I’ll love (I love more, the fact that she takes the time to do this for me!) A few days ago, she sent me this poem, and today I saw that another friend had posted the YouTube video on her Facebook. Perhaps this video is going viral right now, but I’ll take it as a sign that it deserves to be passed along. And so my blogger friends, especially my single blogger friends, please watch “How To Be Alone” by Tanya Davis and tell me what you think.
This poem struck me mostly because I’ve always been quite timid and shy. I’ve masked it well in recent years more so than I did as a child, so most people don’t see it in me, but I suffer from anxiety especially when it comes to doing things alone; things out of my comfort zone. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately and so this post comes at a good time. I’ve decided that as a part of growing, a part of “becoming me“, I need to learn to spread my wings and fly on my own (wow, that was lame).
I think that I might take a page from Tanya Davis’ book, and give some of these things a shot. I highly doubt I’ll go dancing alone, but dinner, a movie, even a walk in the forest sound doable.
If this is something you’ve never done before, if you suffer from anxiety like I do, or if you’re just not used to being alone… I challenge you to try it. Go out and do something on your own this weekend, and report back to me what you thought. I’ll send you a cookie.