So far, for me, one of the hardest parts of being single again is not having a built-in person to do things with. I'm not afraid to go places by myself, and have done so, but it often makes me sad. And finding someone to do a specific thing with me takes energy and perseverance (that I frequently don't have), because my very few friends who aren't married are really busy in other ways. I know that sometimes it's a fight to find any quality time with your spouse, or enough relaxation time to keep you going. I've been there. I'm not angry, and I don't expect anyone to shuffle their schedule for me! But it's disappointing when I have to skip something just because I didn't want to do it alone.
In an effort to counteract that, I've decided that on Friday nights when I don't have other plans, I'll watch a movie. I've been out of touch with movies for several years and my list is long. So far I've seen Whip It (loved it) and The Back-Up Plan (90 minutes I'll never get back). Now there are a lot of movies opening in theaters that I want to see - You Again, The Social Network, Easy A, even the Wall Street sequel because I will watch anything Shia LaBeouf is in. So I plan to start calling a few friends and tell them that this is my plan if they want to come with, and if no one does, I will still go. I WILL.
Other than that, I want to try new restaurants and reclaim more of my old ones. (I hardly ever go out to eat anymore, which I guess is good money- and health-wise, but not much fun.) I want to go to Greek Fest on October 2. I want to go to Dolphins and Whales at the IMAX. I want to attend at least one Tiger football game this season. I really, really, really want to see Wicked at the Orpheum - is it already sold out? I want to look at fall foliage, whenever it arrives. I want to LIVE LIFE. WITH PEOPLE.