Go To Brunch With Yourself

Sunday, October 4, 2015

I woke up this morning and immediately wanted food — a combination of not having eaten a full meal in more than a day and it being Sunday, the designated brunch day. After asking my boyfriend and my only other friend who lives less than 40 minutes away, both of whom couldn't, I decided to just go alone.

Because when no one will go to brunch with you, go to brunch with yourself.

So now I'm spending my afternoon drinking coffee, eating banana nutella French toast, and feeling rather proud of myself. Not just for going to eat at a restaurant alone for the first time, but for everything that I've accomplished so far in my life.
Going to college right after high school and earning a degree is so strongly painted as the ideal life path that I sometimes forget it's something to be proud of. I went to college for four years and graduated with both a bachelor's degree and a minor. (On top of that, my original plan was to commute to school, but at the last minute, I changed my mind and decided to live on campus.)

I made it through all of the class projects, late nights, and tight deadlines. I did all of that while holding three jobs.

I won a senior award at my university, which was given to only one student per major.

I snagged a (great) job before I even graduated, and started working in May.

I've already been to 28 states. I took a mini road trip to Missouri after graduation. I spontaneously booked a flight to Florida one night.

I'm moving out of my parents' house in two weeks into my first apartment.

There are some people that you just kinda know aren't going to do much with their life. I am not one of those people. Are there other people my age who've accomplished more than me? Yeah. Does that make my achievements worth any less? No. I'm proud of what I've done so far, and I know that I'm going places. So I took myself to brunch and celebrated myself, because it's important to do that from time to time, if only for an hour.

Happy Sunday!

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  1. Told ya I'd start commenting on these! I love brunch and would absolutely go alone. Fully support. Can't wait to see pics of your fancy new place!

    1. Yes! So glad. Part of me wants to make solo brunch a regular thing to be honest. Thank you for your support. ;)