I decided a few months back that I would date myself. I wanted to detach from the idea that I had to wait for someone else in order to do the things that feed my soul.
No sitting by the phone, no waiting to get asked to dance, no canceled plans cuz my friends couldn’t make it. Taking myself out on dates helps me get to know myself more intimately, nourish my own needs, and simply celebrate life.
I still get to enjoy great music. I still get to enjoy independent films. And I don’t have to debate where I am going to enjoy a good meal.
I still get butterflies in my stomach when I am on my way. I still worry about how I look. And I don’t always come home swooning about what a great time I had.
I still crave emotional intimacy. I still desire affection. And I don’t deny myself enjoyment because I am alone.
I am aware of my self-doubt. I am present with my fears. I am in touch with my longing and loneliness. And still, I enjoy, savor, celebrate, dance, sing…
In doing this I am inviting more love, art, creativity, and fun into my world. I am doing what I long to share with another. I am becoming the person I most want to be with. I am honoring the values that bring me the most satisfaction and joy.
Would love to hear about the love affair you are wanting to get started with yourself…
What do you have planned for your first date? Do tell! xoxo