I finally did it! I finally accomplished something on The List.
See a movie by myself has been something that I have wanted to do for a few years now. Every now and then I get the feeling that I am going to be alone forever and I tell myself it’s okay, because I can do things by myself like eat and see a movie. Well I have never gotten the courage to go, but I have been dying to see The Martian and every attempt I had made at getting someone to go with me failed…
So last night I decided to screw society and their negative outlook on doing things by yourself. Already dressed in my pajamas, I hopped in my car and drove 20 minutes to go see this movie.
When I first pulled up and saw lots of people milling around, I got nervous. Here I was dressed like a hoodlum, alone, going to see a movie that has been out for like a month. I figured the lady behind the counter would wonder why I didn’t have anyone with me and why I was seeing a movie that was so old that no other tickets had been bought. After a little hesitation, I gathered my courage and bought the ticket and walked into the empty theater.
It was kind of like Heaven. I could sit anywhere I wanted. I could take my shoes off and put my feet up on the back of the chair in front of me without feeling bad. I could laugh whenever and however loudly I wanted to. I could talk to the screen without feeling weird… it was a seriously wonderful experience and I couldn’t believe I had waited so long to experience it.
Also, The Martian is a phenomenal movie that I suggest everyone see if you haven’t already. It had me on the edge of my seat, cracking up, and tearing up. It was incredible and I honestly can’t even describe it. It was one of those seriously inspirational movies that makes you wonder. Just plain wonderful!!
I no longer have a negative stigma against seeing movies alone and I can honestly say that I plan to do this many many more times in the future.
❤ a girl