Monday, 11 January 2016

The Solo Project

The Solo Project
Every blogger and their pug seems to be working on new themes for 2016 and as we all know I love a bandwagon, I decided to get on it myself. This project is called The Solo Project. It’s a list of things I want to write about doing alone this year.

This is all about beating social taboos. This is about making people realise that going for a walk around a park by yourself doesn’t make you weird. That sitting in a cinema by yourself doesn’t mean you have no friends. That dining out alone doesn’t make you a freak.

It genuinely makes me sad that I know people who can’t comprehend doing some things alone and I want to show everyone that it’s fine, it can be the done thing and that it’s not a social taboo. I get that it’s a confidence thing too, that a lot of people feel nervous or like they’re being stared at. But what I really want to beat it people thinking that it’s weird. I hate the idea of being so dependent on having people around me that I can’t do things by myself.

This is my to-do list. Some things I have done in the past, some things are entirely new. If you have any suggestions, please add them as I’d love to hear them!

1.      Spend time in a cafe
2.      Eat in a restaurant
3.      Watch a film at the cinema
4.      Explore a different city
5.      Walk around a park
6.      Attend a blogger event
7.      Visit a museum
8.      Do a new gym class
9.      Go on holiday
10.    Attend a dating event

There are 10 things on my list. There are things on there that I’ve done before, there are entirely new things and there are bits I already have planned.

I really want 2016 to be the year that I develop my own self confidence and self assurance. One of my closest friends said this quote from Batman Begins to me yesterday:

‘Why do we fall, Bruce?'
‘So we can learn how to pick ourselves back up.’

I like this as I genuinely believe that you can’t become a better person without overcoming challenges - whether it's the unexpected life challenges that knock you or what you challenge yourself with. Though having someone there to hold your hand can be great, it’s so important to improve yourself and have your own identity outside of a relationship, a friendship group or work.


If you have any suggestions for me to add to my list, I’d love to hear them in the comments or tweet me, @GlassesGirl3.
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  1. I love this idea. Having been in a long term relationship it's only this last year or so I have realised it is ok to do things alone! I can't wait to hear what you get up to and how you found it yourself and if you got any reactions from people surrounding you.
    Bee | QueenBeady.com

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    1. I've seen so many of my friends in a similar situation, simply because they've never really been alone for a while that it's a bit of an alien concept - when actually, it's perfectly fine to do things by yourself. I'm really looking forward to some of the challenges - I'm almost hoping for at least some reaction! xx

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  2. I've done most of the things on your list alone, but then again I am a loner. It doesn't phase me, and I think it's easier in a city.

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    1. It definitely is easier in a city! I'm really hoping that blogging my experiences will help others realise that doing things alone isn't nearly as daunting as they'd expect :) xx

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