… and why it took me years to decide to do it!
When I was 7 or 8, my mom moved to Calgary to start a new job. My dad, sister, and I moved from Manitoba to join her over the course of a few months, but my mom lived in a new city without us. Every once in a while, she would talk about going out to a movie – by herself!
This seemed like such a foreign concept to me as a kid, a teenager, and even in my early 20s. Why would she go see a movie by herself? If I’m honest, I thought it was lame. I lived in new city after new city and didn’t see a lot of movies because I wasn’t going to go by myself. Until this year, in Halifax.
Here’s what I learned:
- There are lots of other people going to movies alone! They’re not lame – so neither am I.
- You don’t have to consider anyone else’s preferences in your movie choice (key if you have eclectic choices…).
- You get to experience the movie through your own lens – without reactions from your friends/family/partner.
- Perhaps most importantly: you don’t have to share your popcorn with anyone.
My new favorite self-date is taking myself to the movies! Have you tried it?