I’m a very social person. I can go to a party and introduce myself to people over and over and have an amazing time, I love meeting new people, and the my favorite part of every job I’ve ever had has been talking to the customers. But I definitely enjoy my time alone, too. I really need it sometimes, just a day to think about and go where I want and do what I want. As I ate a delicious pancake breakfast this morning, I decided I needed one of those days.
The gated area is a little courtyard and it’s right across the street from a cute little coffee shop. As I continued along the trail after seeing this place, I was day dreaming about waking up and enjoying my iced coffee in the courtyard before walking my dog along the trail. Sounds amazing, doesn’t it?!? I can’t wait to be an adult living in this city!
I walked for an hour and a half, enjoying some great music and taking in the sights.
What to do next? I needed to get a little studying done and I wanted a coffee shop to go to! I always used to love studying at Barnes and Noble in Great Falls and there is a gigantic one here in a complex called the Arboretum. 15 minutes later, I was there! I treated myself to a caramel ribbon crunch frap, and HOLY YUM.
I always have one Christmas drink and one summer drink from Starbucks, they are just so dang good! They’re very intense though, so one each season satisfies my craving. My mom popped into the cafe for about an hour and we chatted as I semi-studied. When she left I reviewed some bio notes, applied for a couple jobs, and ate a bagel when my stomach started grumbling!
When dinner time rolled around, I was ready for a study break. There’s an Alamo Drafthouse 2 miles from Barnes and Noble so I looked up movie times and saw that Oblivion was showing at six! I rolled in at 5:45, ordered a chicken caesar salad, and prepared to enjoy my movie.
I still have absolutely no clue what happened. There were a bunch of gun fights, Tom Cruise was running around everywhere and there were a bunch of clones of him. His love interest was too busy making sure her face looked pretty to actually show expression and Morgan Freeman had some weird leotard on the entire time.
Now I am home for the evening and plan to read for an hour or so and head to bed so I can squeeze in some last minute studying before my first final! Today was exactly what I needed. I was starting to get so caught up in the stress of finals and not knowing where I’m going to be in the near future. Taking a step back to enjoy the moment and collect my thoughts made a world of difference.
Do you like being alone sometimes? What types of things do you prefer to do alone/with others?