After being inspired by the book “The Art Of Nonconformity” by Chris Guillebeau, I decided to venture out and go to a nice restaurant by myself.
I’ll admit, it wasn’t easy skipping out on the rest of the guy to go to a restaurant by myself, taking only a book to read. But I thought it would build character. After driving around for over 20 minutes, I finally decided to stop at a restaurant called “Ginger House” restaurant. Luckily, the restaurant only have 3 tables of people at them. I was lucky because the place looked very nice:
I was a very pleasant experience with a very great waitress. I ordered “Pad Thai” and a coke, and it was a great meal.
Now you might be wondering why I decided to go out by myself, instead of taking along with the rest of the folks I’m working with in CA. Well, I wanted to go something entirely by myself while I was out there, so it was a personal challenge, or training for the future. I figure if I every do travel some day, it would be good to develop the comfort levels to be able to go out to a restaurant by myself.
While I was there, I forced myself to read 3 pages of the book I’m currently reading (yeah, I’m starting out small).
Surprisingly, it was hard for me to focus, but I mucked through it anyway.
While this exercise wasn’t earth shattering, it was still a good experiment and comfort level builder.