Finding peace alone was very difficult for me to learn. In 2009 I left a 9 year relationship, and and I found my self incredibly co dependent and lonely. James Nord, now a dear friend and old roommate helped rebuild me. I found peace again running, cycling and eventually learning to take pictures. This journey did not happen over night, it took many awkward nights alone in restaurants until I realized all that fear is in your head.
Nights alone I spent staring at two place settings, cooking for two, wondering what will people think I am doing? I am not checking in anywhere interesting or posting about it. I have come to cherish those silent moments and adore my alone time. I continue to check in, but mainly for nostalgia ( i use time hop aka 4sq&7yrsago), so that the following year I can smile and see how far I came.
My older brother once told me in college go sit down and eat alone in the cafeteria. I gave it a shot, and even though it was painful at first I realized pleasing my self was far easier than anyone else.
I hope everyone today get’s a chance to wander and please your self.
After all this journey alone is yours to live.