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I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the summer. I’ve recently had a thought about starting a blog post series called “shit you must do in your 20s”, as I feel there are a lot of things women in their 20s limit themselves from doing simply because they’re too embarrassed to do it alone/by themselves. So, as we’re in what Danes would call ‘late-summer’ (end of July), I thought why not explore and enjoy London on my own. I mean, although doing things with friends can be all fun, you end up spending 50% of the time on actually finding time in your agendas, figuring out who’s seen what and then finally deciding where to go. That’s too much time wasted already – so why not just pack up a bag and go by yourself?
I recently did my first ‘shit you must do in your 20s’. I visited a lovely little Danish eatery in Notting Hill called Snaps & Rye and treated myself with lunch. Had this been two or three years ago, I’d have never had the courage to do it! I went into this very cosy little place, ordered me some open Danish sandwiches and enjoyed them like never before – all by myself. To be honest, I did actually really miss rye bread right around then! However, it didn’t feel as lonely as I thought it would be, and to be honest as I stood by the till ordering, I was really contemplating on whether or not I should tell the waitress it was a takeaway.
But then I was like: come on Mell, you can do this! So I did it, and I must admit it felt really great – I left the place feeling like one thing had been ticked off my list. A lot of my friends would never have done that because it could look as if you’re lonely. So what? Well, then at least I’d look great lonely, ha! No, all jokes aside. I personally feel like your 20s are when you should explore and enjoy life to the fullest. When I mean explore, I mean the city in which you live, yourself (who you really are – get to know yourself) and spend time alone with yourself – because once you hit your 30s, trust me there’s no room for mistakes nor any mercy! So why not make good use of that?
Have you ever invited yourself out on lunch before?
I hope it was a good read!
Until next time,