In New York City, it is perfectly normal to enjoy dinner at the bar solo or to even have lunch at a table for one.

For some reason, I never have, so I decided to try something new - dating myself.

I had a frivolous lunch at Fred’s Downtown followed by window shopping at the new Barney’s on seventh avenue. I enjoyed the newspaper at Barnes and Nobles and ended my day by visiting the renowned galleries in West Chelsea. Surprisingly, I felt incredibly productive during this leisure time.

MY DATE WITH MYSELF ALLOWED MY BRAIN SOME TIME TO THINK, DECONSTRUCT, AND FEEL INSPIRED. 

Because of this, I feel an entirely new appreciation for “me” time. With a husband who travels constantly, it is imperative that I find comfort in solitude.

My next independent date will be to go to The Metropolitan Museum of Art to revisit all of my favorite childhood spots. 

Enjoying time with yourself is one of the greatest acts of self-love you can give yourself!

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