Right now in my journey I am experiencing a lot of alone time. I moved to a city on my own halfway around the world from anyone that I know, this shouldn’t come as that much of a surprise. But it kind of did. So to my future self who is probably looking back on this website nostalgically, here are some things that helped keep me company when I felt alone.
I created this playlist and learned about the benefits of a solo dance party because it’s important to dance when no one is actually watching. It contains all of my favs, which recently includes a tune by a 13 year old girl. My first thought when I learned I was jamming to a 13 year old was yikes, my second was IDGAF this song is bomb.
I get my news from Seth Meyers because he’s from NH and I trust him. Also he has this woman on his writing staff and I think the show is funny. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFCoS88Y0vg
I walk about 15 minutes to a yoga studio where I take a variety of yoga class (which allows me say at the end of the day, “well I wasn’t completely alone today, I did go to yoga”), and on this walk I have been listening to Brene Brown’s book “Braving the Wilderness”. Sometimes this book hits a little too close to home because she talks about how harmful loneliness can be. But most of the time it gives me a good amount to think about in terms of truly belonging, being vulnerable, and connecting with others. If there’s one thing I like in this world, it’s something that guides my thoughts because I have a lot of them.
I’ve been enjoying the Netflix sensations Mindhunter and Stranger Things. TG for Netflix making quality shows and allowing access to people overseas.
I occasionally listen to Pod Save America because a healthy dose of political knowledge/fear seems appropriate these days.
And my former roommate/ my current MVP sends me pictures of my most prized possession.