The fall is officially here! Even though summer has my heart, I won’t lie – I do love fall fashion, warm cider drinks, & events around the city. It’s such a refreshing time of year with so much to do. But… sometimes it doesn’t feel that way when you’re single. #fallbymyself 😦 Sometimes girls just want to cuddle, be cuddled, sip hot cocoa and watch movies in matching PJ’s with a cutie they care about.
There are plenty of autumn’s past where I remember feeling just blahhh. Like, I want to enjoy some of these events and outings with someone! I’d have random dates every once in a while, or think something was going to be promising.. then God would step in like Nah… that’s not even yours. #HeWasRightThough
Even though I don’t regret what I learned from some of those nights alone & bored, what I do regret is wasting so much time waiting instead of getting out there and doing what I wanted regardless of whether or not I had a man do some of those things with.
Dating in the age of social media is a whole different game, sis! Believe me I get it. But there are things you can do in the fall to still have FUN!
Catch Up on Fall TV Shows. Ummm the FINAL season of How to Get Away with Murder just started! Binge the last 5 seasons and join some discussion groups on Facebook about your fave shows. This is the best especially on nights when its too cold to go out or you just need some chill ‘me’ time.
Make & Keep Plans with Your FRIENDS. Being single isn’t a prison sentence. Sometimes we put ourselves in solitary confinement when don’t have a man do to stuff with. Sis, go to some of those events with your friends! Take the lead in planning a night out with your girls!
Werkkk…. on Your Goals. Fall is the start of the LAST quarter of the year. Knock out all the goals you have set for yourself. Get it right and tight at the gym! Read that book you’ve been putting off. Start classes. Do whatever you told yourself you would! YOU owe it to you to keep your word.
Just Go do Fall Tings By Yo’Self. It’s nothing at all wrong with being out and about exploring on your own. Get to know yourself again, date yourself, really focus on your own thoughts. It’s an amazing feeling when you realize you don’t NEED anyone but you. That’s actually the time when you’re ready for someone else to come along. In Chicago, my favorite spots to venture off to by myself are Millennium Park (to people watch lol), any good pizza spot #Pizzaislife, or just wandering around Hyde Park.
“There are some places in life where you can only go alone. Embrace the beauty of your solo journey.”
So take some time to fall in love this fall – with you. You’re worth it sis. 🙂
What are your go to fall activities? Do you venture out solo?