PARTY FOR ONE

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The concept of partying on our own may sound quite sad and very unappealing at first, but sometimes it can actually be the opposite.

I had made the last minute decision to attend Isle of MTV. My lack of good timing and telephone issues had led me to a situation where I couldn’t reach the persons I had planned to meet up with. It was pretty early in the evening when I realised that I was going to end up on my own. At that moment, I came to a dilemma as to what I should do. Should I go back home or should I stay? At that point, I didn’t feel like going back home after having passed through an ocean of people to get to the actual hub. Moreover, there was a particular artist that I wanted to stay for. So I decided to stay.

So how was my evening?

It’s funny that it wasn’t the prospect of being alone that bothered me, but that if I ran into people I knew, I would have had to explain why I was alone. Sure, I could have lied, but I’m sure I wouldn’t have managed, so I dodged a few people I knew, but not well enough to hang out with them. The night was, however, good. True, there were moments when I felt a bit awkward surrounded by people in groups I didn’t know. Yet, when I ignored everyone around me and concentrated on the music and on my enjoyment, I actually did.

It’s often the fear of people’s comments and the explanation we think is expected of us that stop us from staying alone in a place, rather than the actual state of being alone. Yes, it’s good to enjoy time with other people, but it is equally good to be able to enjoy ourselves somewhere. We can end up on our own and realise that our own company may sometimes be just what we need.