Sunday, August 7, 2011

Enjoying my own company

I arrived back in Cape Town yesterday. A few people have asked me what it's like being on my own again after spending two weeks at home with my family. Granted, I wasn't on my own for all that long before I had to go home, but still - I know that even one night alone for some is unthinkable.

I guess my three years living alone in Korea taught me to enjoy my own company.

Going to a movie or coffee shop was no big deal for me. In fact, I enjoyed it. One of my biggest (personal) achievements has been my solo trips - Singapore, Malaysia and other Jeju Island - Korea's "Hawaii" just off main land.

I never thought I would travel alone, but it really pushed me to learn about my capabilities, strengths and weaknesses.

Today was a typically lazy Sunday. In the evening I got dressed up and went out for dinner. Alone! I don't think I remember when last I had dinner alone, but it wasn't too bad.

When I got home, I was ready to get some work done. With all that taken care of, I'm ready to call it a night - after some reading, of course!

Have a great week ahead!

1 comment:

Kira said...

Hello, I'm just a stranger...but I'm glad you wrote about doing things and going places solo. I'm considering going to Switzerland to do a Master's degree and I'm terrified to leave my friends behind for 2 years. I'm sure I'll be fine on my own....and there's always a chance I'll make lots of new friends as well!

Thanks again for your post,