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that time I learnt to be alone

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Tonight I had one of the hardest debates with myself (it may sound crazy to you, but i have those all the time).

When, for various reasons, all my friends cancelled going to this concert right down the street from work, I had a decision to make: go back home or face my biggest fear and actually attend it alone?

I decided to warm myself to the idea and walked down, to check the place out. I had a free beer ticket, so I put that to good use and kept looking around, trying to blend in and not look too awkward being there by myself.

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The area is great, there were so many families, couples, teens, bikers. But I had yet to find someone like me, alone.

It felt awkward. Like everyone was staring at me being alone and feeling sad for me. I admit, I felt sorry for myself. But every 15min I got acquainted with my own company, my own comments and remarks, and it didn’t feel that bad.

When the music started I lost myself in the moment. And I loved it.

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The first band, One More, had this guy who kept changing masks throughout the show, and the kids were blown away. That definitely put a smile on my face.

 

Soon the main band went up the stage. These guys are amazing! They are from Germany, and play all sorts of rock!

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I mean, look at them! It’s called Herr Metal, and they sound great, and look fantastic! As soon as they came up, I decided to leave my little nook and go stand by the stage. Best.decision.ever.

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I realized doing this was what I wanted, and I wouldn’t give that up just because I had to be alone.

It took courage, guts, and a whole lot of willpower. But I stayed. For 3 hours, I connected with myself. I saw many familiar faces, many clients and their families, and I realized, it’s ok to be alone. It’s sad, but it’s rewarding, and I left the concert feeling empowered.

Silly? Maybe. But it was a step up for me, personally.

How do you guys behave alone?

My next fear to be conquered is eating alone. That will need a lot more convincing.

 

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Author: Andrea T

Happily married to the sweetest guy, mother to a furry kitten, lover of all things shiny and sparkly. Quirky, girly and passionate about illustration and design.

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