A Friday night that stands out in my mind is one where my dearest friend told me she was having a date with herself.
What exactly does a date with oneself look like? For my friend, it was simply a glass of wine with a movie and a bubble bath. She told me that at the end of the day, amidst the boyfriends and mishaps of life, all you have is yourself. Why wouldn’t you nurture that relationship?
I always admired her confidence and ability to vocalize her self-respect. That night changed my view of alone time from second choice to a prioritized time for self love and care. If only I had a ring to symbolize this moment and shine as a daily reminder that life intentions start with this practice. It would be an arrow pointing back to my choice to internalize the same respect I give others.
Samira, Co-creator of Fred and Far