Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Eating In Public Alone

This is going to sound extremely unimportant to some people, but I'd just like to say that I've made a little breakthrough.

...don't laugh.

I, Karie Fugett, am okay with eating at restaurants....alone.

Yep. That used to be the scariest thing ever to me and now - I actually enjoy it. I actually look forward to my public time alone. In fact, that is where I'm headed now. 

If you're like I was and terrified of eating alone for whatever reason, I challenge you to suck it up and do it anyway. You won't die, I promise. In fact, for me, it only took me one time to get over myself and just do it to realize it is actually quite pleasant.

So go, my friends. Treat yourself to a nice meal. Enjoy the company of yourself for once.

And...don't forget to splurge on dessert because no one is looking and no one can stop you.

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Chelsea Hickey said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I know how you feel! I was so proud of myself the first time I ate alone (outside of an airport). Funny, I have never judged people for eating alone, ever, but I've always given myself anxiety over the thought of eating alone.

Problem is, I was glued to my phone the entire time.
Semper Fi

Charcoal Renderings said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love that. When I discovered the solo meal, and the solo movie date, I felt like I'd found a little corner of my own personal heaven where I was invisible and could just observe the world around me and see the beauty that lies around us, like some magic power I could tap into by myself on a Friday night, and it would be so wonderful. I applaud you being able to do this, and wish you many more wonderful moments on dates with yourself and tasty desserts. :-)

It's also a wonderful way to get yourself writing. I like taking along some paper and just seeing what kind of inspiration will reveal itself. Watching other people interacting or just noticing the little things like rain sliding down a glass window makes for a nice story/poem/song/journal entry.

You go, girl.

Denise said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I used to be the same way, until I was basically forced to eat alone, in public! I now love it but would still rather eat with others :)

Holly said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I enjoy eating alone during lunch breaks. It's "me time" I don't have to worry about keeping the conversation going in between bites of food ya know? Glad you overcame this little battle in life :)

the Tsaritsa said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I really enjoy my alone time. Don't get me wrong, I love spending time with friends, but it is really nice to have some peace and quiet and be alone with your thoughts sometimes. I'm glad you're enjoying it, too.

Teri Anne Stanley said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

LOL, I get it! I can eat alone, but only if I have something with me. And I have been known to go to great lengths to find a newspaper, magazine, or candy bar wrapper to pretend to be engrossed in while I eat.

Tabitha said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Sometimes, I go eat alone and bring my laptop -- I get lots of weird looks, but I love it. It's my little escape to get lost in a world of writing.

Cressida Howard said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I don't mind eating alone, but I think it depends on the time of day. I wouldn't want to be on my own in a restaurant in the evening for example. But lunch is fine. I know lots of people have a problem with it though, so I hope you don't mind me mentioning my new website Invite For A Bite (inviteforabite.com) that helps to get women together over meals.

People who are afraid of being alone need practice with that you're right. But sometimes we all need a little company :)

Shoshanah said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I can eat out alone. Although to be honest, I can only do it if I have a book to read. On weekdays I tend to eat lunch out on my own, so only with a book. I don't feel like it completely counts, but it's a start.

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