ON MY OWN
Since I live in Strasbourg, I learned at least one thing about myself : I like to be ON MY OWN ! Well, don’t make a mistake ; I love people, really ! But I also like peace, introspection and the satisfaction of doing things on my own !
Being alone, for a lot of people is synonymic of failure or sadness ; some do everything to avoid this state, even if it means being surrounding by toxic people ! Maybe it’s a primitive instinct ?
During my firsts steps in Strasbourg, I experimented what it really means to be alone and also learned to bloom myself ! Even that wasn’t still so obvious ; I remember the first time I was really on my own, the first month in my first apartment ! Leaving a noisy family house for a silent flat in a new city was a huge step ! Firstly I tried to fill this void, with with a lot of music, internet and TV shows. I was really bored by this routine and quickly I decided to explore on my own my new city, often awkwardly, but in my own way ! My blog helped me in this approach, given me an alibi to make things alone, when my starts were hesitating !
My first time alone at the theatre was kind of particular… I went there almost backwards and incognito, sunglasses and hat fixed on my head ! At the beginning, it was so strange to sit alone in the theatre being surrounded by groups of people. I was sure that they said : » look at this poor boy, he has no friend ! ». After some movies alone, I realized that i loved this small meetings with myself and especially that I really don’t care about what people could think ! Step by step this moments became essential to me, to appreciate a beautiful movie ! Now I have my own ritual ; I like to stay totally out of the world during the credits to feel all the emotions of the movie and make my own opinion about it !
What I really like in the solitude, it’s the mount of possibilities that it gives to you ! The meetings, the adventures, the creativity… all of this came to me when I take the time to be on my own !
And you, when you’re alone ? How do you live this ?