Yes, Just One. It seems that when I walk in to a restaurant the hostesses are in shock that I am asking to dine alone. I say ‘just one’ and they look at me like I am confused. But I reassure them ‘Yes, just one’.
For an extrovert, I do love to eat/be alone (this happens more now because well, I’m here…alone)! I always have. It gives me the time I need to recharge, reenergize, and refocus my mind. In college my work, class, and extracurricular activates were always in the way of me sitting down to meals with friends. Over the years I started to enjoy my own company. From people watching and imagining what their day was like to reading a book (for pleasure or for class).
I learned a lot about myself during those years. It set a base for who I am today. That time alone helped me to realize I can do anything I put my mind to. And I’ve done a lot (HI- I moved to NYC).
This has been on my mind since I had brunch (solo) last weekend. Why did I say JUST one? Why did I not go in to the restaurant and say ‘One please’? I’m not ashamed to be alone.
My new goal is to say ‘One please’ when I’m ready to dine because I am a pretty cool person (at least I think so)!
Check out some of my recent dining adventures!