One more night until Cameron comes home. Finally! This week has seemed to drag on and on and on. I have been doing my best to make time pass by quickly though. I have found that getting out of the house helps immensely. This week I have actually ventured out and done several things on my own. Which is unlike me. I hate being alone and going places by myself. It wasn't as horrible as I thought it would be though so today I want to share a little about some of my lonesome excursions.
1. I went to the mall. This is something that I normally wouldn't do without a friend or sister so it was a rather interesting experience. It was kind of relaxing at the same time though. I was able to shop at my own pace and look at everything that I wanted to see and in all of the stores that I wanted to visit. The main problem that I had was when I had no one to tell me what they think about a particular article of clothing. It is hard not to feel lonely when doing things that I would normally be doing with someone else and I would still rather go to the mall with somebody but to put a positive spin on it... I am learning to be more decisive! I had to decide for myself whether or not to buy an item.
2. I treated myself to a movie. This is one that I was really hesitant about but it helped that there was actually something good playing. The movie that I saw was God's Not Dead and I am so glad that I went and saw it. It was wonderful. Such an inspiring story about a freshman in college who was faced with the task of proving to an atheist philosophy instructor that God is not dead, He's alive. I loved it. It made me laugh and cry and when I left the theatre, I truly felt encouraged and uplifted. I also had the pleasure of listening to the elderly couple talking behind me. It was really sweet and kind of fun to hear their comments and interesting to see which parts of the movie made them laugh. I didn't mind their talking during the movie at all. It made me very happy to hear them actually. I love to see old couples in love. :) It is an amazing movie though. You should go see it or get it on Redbox when it comes out. God's not dead!
3. The other lonesome adventure that I went on this week was to the beach. I had really been wanting to go because the weather had been so nice but it took me all the way until Sunday to finally decide to just go. And I thoroughly enjoyed the trip even though it did make me miss my husband even more. It was bright and sunny all afternoon so the water was sparkly and beautifully teal in color. The only downside was that the beach was absolutely packed. It took me forever to find a parking spot and then a semi-quiet place to spread out my towel so that I could read my book. I read for about an hour and a half and then went for a walk by the water's edge and let the waves come up over my feet. It is still a bit chilly to swim in my opinion. And you have to watch out for jelly fish so I am a little afraid to swim in the ocean anyway... The trip was great though. I ended up staying longer than I had originally planned so I also got a lovely sunburn... Oh well. I think it will heal quickly.
And that pretty much sums it up. I just wanted to say that it is okay to go places alone sometimes. It isn't always fun but it can definitely be good for you. I'd say that overall, this was the best week that I have had since Cameron left because it is the first week that I have had the courage to get out of the house and go somewhere by myself. It is also the last week that Cameron is gone so that probably helps quite a bit too. I can't wait to pick him up tomorrow! :)