31 Day Reset: Day 27 – Date for One

I’m participating in the 31 Days to Reset Your Life program at Happy Black Woman. The program is designed to help you evaluate your goals and priorities and think of them in the context of your life today and how you might be able to refocus on what’s important. Read on to learn about my experience with the challenge!

The exercise for Day 27 is to take yourself out on a date. We were to think about the things that make us happy and do them, no matter what anyone said!

I cheated and did this one before I developed my list of 100 things I love. I saw the email (as I am a bit behind on my challenges) and got excited! I knew today would be the perfect day to do something, too, because it’s my last day of break (besides the new years weekend) when my boyfriend was still working, so I knew I’d be able to be in complete control of what happened.

It sounds like no big deal, but I went to a movie by myself. I’ve actually never been to a movie by myself before. Going to a movie feels like a luxury and I’ve never taken that initiative to do it without someone else… but I loved it. Not only did I go to the movie, I bought an icee, popcorn, and candy! I can’t remember the last time I bought popcorn at the movie theater. And I loved it.

This is not necessarily something I’m going to do monthly or anything. But it’s definitely something I had a great time doing and wouldn’t mind doing again. Now I’m going to remember the good time I had doing it and keep it in mind as an option when I need to get away from everything.

-N.C.

P.S. I saw Young Adult – it was better than I thought it would be! It was pretty cute. Nothing groundbreaking, and without having TV I pretty much know nothing about movies that are out right now… but I thought it was worth it! And the $6.50 price for a matinee during the week wasn’t bad, either 🙂

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