Hey guys! I’m starting a new series called “Flying Solo” where I will be writing about activities that I will be doing alone and events that I will be going to all by myself! Why? Partly because I can’t ever get anyone to do anything with me! And partly because I don’t want to miss out on cool opportunities just because I don’t have anyone to do them with.
I’ve done things like travel alone and go to concerts alone (don’t worry, I still have a lot of solo traveling and solo concerts to attend), and I meet a lot of people who find that strange or call me “brave”. I also find that these are the same people who are afraid to go to a movie alone. If you haven’t embarked on solo adventures and want to start, I think a movie is a great place to start! Think about it. All you’re doing it sitting and watching a movie! Plus you don’t have someone whispering comments to you about the movie during the movie. And you don’t have to share your snacks! It’s actually really easy and comfortable.
You want to know what’s not as comfortable? Going to a Murder Mystery Dinner. Alone. I had my ticket for about a month before the event and I was actually hoping I’d get someone to go with me but nobody wanted to. I asked and I asked. Finally one person agreed to go and then bailed on me.
So, it was official. I had to go. Alone. To a very social thing. Eh, it’ll be fine, I thought. What’s a Murder Mystery Dinner anyway? It’s like a show, right? Just like going to the movies alone?
You guys, it was SO NOT LIKE GOING TO THE MOVIES ALONE.
For one, I was seated at a table with 8 other people. And everyone was a couple at the table. So I was like the 9th wheel or something. Not awkward at all! It didn’t help when the magician came around to our table and introduced everyone (by asking their name and having the table shout “Hello [insert name]”) but me. Seriously, WTF?
Then, the real bummer was that we had to actually participate in the event. While I was aware there might be some audience participation, I really thought it would be just like a show where I can sit back, eat my dinner (which wasn’t that great BTW) and watch the show. You know, kind of like a movie.
SO NOT LIKE A MOVIE.
Someone was picked from each table to take on the role of a character (thank goodness I was wasn’t picked!). If I’m being honest here, I had no idea what was going on during the show, which made it difficult to get up and look around for clues and whatnot.
It wasn’t the greatest solo adventure, but it was solo (mostly because no one wanted to go with me). The thing about doing things alone is that sometimes you’ll have a really great time. And sometimes you’ll unexpectedly feel like the 9th wheel. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it.
Hopefully my next solo activity will be much more interesting! Give me ideas on what I should do!