There's nothing wrong with being single and there's so much empowerment in embracing it! We often hear that being single is a time to focus on ourselves, but that doesn't always mean journaling, hanging with friends or focusing on work. It can be getting OUTSIDE and getting to know yourself, by yourself.
I took some time away from dating and began to spend more time alone, re-learning myself... my wants, needs and interests. Personally, solo dates and solo trips have become my thing! So, I've come up with a summer bucket list for my fellow singles, to help those wanting to begin that solo journey this season.
BUCKET LIST FOR WOMEN
Treat yourself to a day of relaxation! Come out feeling like a new woman!
SOLO TRIP OR STAYCATION
Take a road trip, go to the beach or even visit another country. Spend the days relaxing, trying new foods, visiting museums, etc. Be sure to be alert and aware of your surroundings. Check out the location and reviews for your choice of lodging.
Get dolled up and take yourself out! New to solo dates? Try sitting at the bar if you're uncomfortable with sitting at a table alone. Enjoy a nice meal, a few drinks and your own company.
Don't wait on anyone to see that new film. Get some snacks and sit back! No one will be focused on you, it's dark! Enjoy the movie without having to deal with someone asking you a million questions.
TAKE A CLASS
Sign up for a local dance, cooking or painting class. Get out and find something you enjoy!
Purchase a bottle of wine, make a sandwich and pack some of your favorite snacks. Enjoy a nice day in the park with food, your favorite book, journal and/or your Ipad to binge your latest obsession!
GO TO A PLAY OR MUSICAL
Enjoy a classic or visit a local play house... It will be worth it. Dress up to the nines and grab a drink afterwards.
BUCKET LIST FOR MEN
VISIT A BREWERY
A tour and a tasting... who doesn't love free knowledge and free shots? See how beer/alcohol is made, stored and packaged or explore new wine.
SOLO CONCERT OR LOCAL LIVE PERFORMANCE
Get out for a night on the town. Grab a bite and attend a concert or attend a performance by a local artist.
Don't cheat and invite your boys! Enjoy your favorite spots or somewhere new.
Adventures are awaiting! Explore a new place and mingle with new people.
Soak up some sun and enjoy the serenity that nature brings.
VISIT THE GUN RANGE
Practice your shot and let off some steam. Never shot? Take a class and earn your permit.
ATTEND A SPORTS GAME Hockey, Basketball, Baseball, Soccer, Football? You choose! Don't sit at home and watch on tv, get out, enjoy the game and the vibes.