Mighty Life List
Aug 25 2010

How to be Alone


(via Laura Mayes)

Going to dinner by myself is one of my favorite things.

19 Responses to “How to be Alone”

  • denise Says:

    best place to dance alone – makeout room

  • cousin Colleen Says:

    Beautiful little piece. Hoping someone with the right connections nominates it for something great. Let’s face it, all that we ultimately have to share with others, begins in moments of silence.

  • Andrea Says:

    Thank you for sharing. It made me feel so peaceful and happy.

  • Kelly Says:

    thank you, +1 to what Andrea said. :)

  • samantha Says:

    oh this is perfect and inspired. thanks for sharing.

  • Elizabeth Says:

    Thank you Maggie. Thank you so much.

  • Laura Says:

    Beautiful.

  • Violet Says:

    I am in a lonely/alone space these days, having just moved to a completely different city where I know no one.

    This is encouragement to me today. Thank you.

  • Patrucha Says:

    Great video! It really spoke volumes to me. I’m the type that is afraid to do certain things solo, so this is definitely inspiration to get up and go. Actually, I am doing a solo mini roadtrip to Northridge to see my cousin for Labor Day weekend. 6-8 hours alone…driving…alone…eating…alone. I’m excited, nervous, and scared all at the same time! The shared video couldn’t have come at a better time for me! Thank you!!

  • Erica Lucci Says:

    Wow, that was really special.

  • lilinoe Says:

    Love. I took 2 weeks this summer to drive from the east coast to the west coast and back again, alone, and it was more wonderful than I could have imagined. Some days the only people I spoke to were the people who checked me in at my hotel, other days I met people everywhere, or spent hours on the phone with friends I thought of suddenly as my eyes fell across something new. It was fantastic.
    If a long, solo road trip isn’t on your life list, consider it! You might learn something wonderful about yourself.

  • Kathryn Says:

    I loved this. I spent a month in Northern California alone for work and it turned out to be one of my favorite things I have done. I learned to love dining alone, going to movies alone, striking up conversations on park benches. It was great. Most of all, I found alone time is a good thing for me to practice.

  • Jennifer Knighton Says:

    Oh how I love this. I love (and often miss) being alone.

  • Sarah Says:

    Just lovely. One of my favorite things to do when I am alone is go to museums. I spent 2 months alone in Washington, D.C. and loved getting to go through exhibits at my own pace without distraction.

  • Elsa Says:

    I miss dining out alone. I stopped doing that somewhere along the line. Maybe it’s time to start again.

    I used to have a weekly date with myself: Monday night at my favorite pub, alone with a book or a journal or a sketchpad. By evening, friends usually showed up to join me for a drink, but dinnertime was mine alone. My friends all knew that and respected my privacy. It was peaceful.

  • Anna Says:

    This is wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing.

  • Jasmin Says:

    thank you so much for sharing this gorgeous video. I’m an agoraphobe who has anxiety attacks on unfamiliar bus routes or standing in line at the store, yet in a couple months I’m flying to Switzerland and traveling through France by myself. it will be terrifying, exciting, and liberating.

    [crazy side note-- this video was produced by my boyfriend's old music label partner from Halifax, NS. it is truly a tiny world!]

  • Maggeh Says:

    Jasmin! I’m excited for you.

  • Jasmin Says:

    thank you x one million, Maggie.