Monday, December 23, 2013

Understanding The Value of Being One-Deep

Going into 2014 I'm no longer going to extend any invitations to hang out. None at all. However, if anyone wants to hang out they are welcome to invite me out. If I'm available I'm always willing to have some fun. However, I'm just not going out of my way to invite people out just for them to find excuses to say no.

During the latest episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta I became real annoyed with those women. While their fighting was entertaining, their fake friendships were real irritating. Of all the women Kandi, Cynthia, and Phaedra might be the only friends on the show. Porsha is oblivious to what everyone else thinks about her. Kenya and NeNe clearly don't want friends. However, they are co-workers. Each woman on the show is being handed a paycheck to act the way they do.

While the RHOA women are getting paid, I'm not. It's taken a while, but I can say some of my best experiences have been times when I was by myself. Some of the experiences that I cherish that most with others have happened with friends that I still speak to on the regular. Even with living far apart, they haven't forgotten about me.

With the exception of going to Hawaii, most of my experiences in the past couple years have been one-deep. It was slightly awkward at first, but I'm definitely loving that alone time now. I'm loving the planned vacations (minus figuring out the money part), sitting in the restaurants with just headphones to keep me company, and movie trips where I don't have to worry about anyone judging my reactions to the story lines.

This Wednesday will be my 3rd Christmas in a row being alone. It's not bad at all though. Christmas is for the kids.

1 comment :

  1. I might try this a little next year. Now that I'll have some free time I do want to do some stuff with just me.