Photo: Jaqueline Filmore
BEST. DAY. EVER. Some may think I’m talking about my wedding day but nope – the best day of my life so far was Saturday. Not only because I managed to check off another point of my → Single Bucket List and got to see → Lukas Batteau, one of the most amazing musicians ever, but also because I did it alone. Yes. A-L-O-N-E. Somehow, that’s even another point of my bucket list because I actually went on a spontaneous adventure. Since nobody wanted to join me, I decided to go on an adventure by myself. So on Saturday, I sat in my car and drove all the way up to Bad Homburg. My first long drive ever alone. My first time going out alone. My first best decision in life ever. Okay, I’m kind of exaggerating, but yes – the decision of going on this trip alone was definitely a game changer.
So… how was this a game changer for me? There’s actually just one point to explain: I’ve never been someone who liked doing stuff alone. I’d always ask a friend to join me on whatever. To be honest, I don’t like being alone – it’s just funnier if you’re spending some quality time with someone you like. Or even someone you just met. And that’s what I though, when I decided to go on my own: maybe I’ll get to know someone there. And if not, who cares? I’m doing something that will make me happy, cause I’m going to a concert of one of my favorite artists! I had actually asked everybody around to come with me but they all had other plans so there were only two options: go alone or don’t go. And not going was not an option because I figured that the chance to go to the concert is a pretty good one, considering that it was also on my bucket list. :)
So there I was, on Saturday morning. Woke up early, took a shower, put on some nice clothes for a summery day and a two-and-a-half hour drive, packed my stuff, created a → playlist for my trip and sat in the car. I tried not to think about the fact that I’ve never been on such a long drive before, on the highway, going somewhere I’ve never been before, on my freakin’ own, and just enjoyed myself being brave. I felt like the queen of the world when I arrived and stepped out of the car. I had made it to my destination without any problems! Alone. And then I figured that it’s totally okay to be alone. Nobody knows me and probably we won’t meet again, so this is not going to be as awkward as it kept feeling. I went there, to the stage and waited just a bit until I met Lukas Batteau and were incredibly happy to be able to meet someone who creates amazing music!
The actual awkwardness only happened when he started his concert 30 minutes later and I was the only one standing there like a weird groupie, but hey: nobody knows me and we won’t meet again. So I thought “fuck it!” and enjoyed the music. ;) Afterwards, I got to meet his family and another great artist, → Steve Savage, got myself a Cheeseburger and met a friend from five years ago! And suddenly, I realized that this is the best day ever. Cause I proved to myself that I’m able to do everything. That I don’t need someone to be by my side. That I should be doing whatever I want and whatever makes me happy without waiting for other people to join me. I don’t need anybody but myself and my will to have fun and do something I really want to. And that this is what I’m going to do from now on!
In my “Single Bucket List” post, I wrote the following words – and Saturday was the first time I felt like that: