|I love going to the market on my own because I like to take my time and make several rounds through the stalls.|
Traveling as a couple is great, except for when it isn’t. I am a person who easily gets stuck in my comfort zone and can easily become too dependent on my partner. I start to feel like I can’t do things on my own. This is a combination of not wanting the other person to miss out on anything and a lack of confidence in myself.
|Taking time to check out roadkill.|
One afternoon Tee wasn’t feeling well and though I wanted to do something, anything, I didn’t want to go on my own because, well, it’s easier to do things together. After a few hours of grumbling to myself (conveniently this was during the hottest part of the day) I decided to go for a bike ride on my own and as soon as I started pedaling I remembered…..
I can do things by myself.
I like doing things by myself.
I have fun doing things by myself.
When I returned Tee was well rested and I was excited to share my pictures from my ride. This was a good reminder that spending time alone is good for me, for him, and for us.