That One Time I Saw 50 Shades of Grey in the theatre…alone


This is for my friend Amy… 😉

As I reflect back on my twenties in particular; I can see and have been told by some lifelong friends that I have grown SO much! Apparently, there was once upon a time that I wouldn’t even go to Target by myself! That makes me want to die laughing now. I do most things alone these days and actually prefer it; I am the epitome of the independent woman. I’ve learned over time that if you want to do something, have something, be something…you better get off your ass and actually DO something about it. You can’t sit around waiting on other people to hold your hand. Let me share a personal story to paint the picture of what I mean…

I was tempted to lay around on a Sunday afternoon but then decided I’ve been wanting to see the 50 Shades of Grey movie, but had been waiting until someone could go with me. I pondered it but going to the movies, alone? Plus this isn’t just ANY movie if ya know what I mean. I went to and almost purchased a ticket for myself and then backed out. A couple hours later I said screw it, I’m going to the movie by myself because I WANT to! I couldn’t think of anyone to accompany me so why should I have to wait any longer? I was all proud of myself. Then I realized, I’m going to see practically a porno… in person… at a theatre… by myself. It made me giggle but at the same time made me feel empowered. The moral of the story is that I wanted to do something, so I made it happen. Of course as soon as I purchase my ticket, a friend reaches out to ask if I want to see the movie and I’m like, well yes of course but at the same point I was going to be so vindicated that I went alone. HA HA! It gets better! I have to call to get a refund for the showtime I originally bought. I have to CALL and then the customer service representative repeats it out loud….”okay. refunding ONE for 50 SHADES OF GREY at 245pm” …yes, that’s right lady! HA! Anyway the moral of the story is that if you want to do something, big or small, you go do it! Maybe a friend will join you last minute, but then again, maybe not. A party of one can be one of the most awesome times! You should enjoy spending time alone.

So, in order to get from the girl who wouldn’t go to Target by herself to the girl who would go see the 50 Shades of Grey movie alone…it takes a lot of twists and turns, fails and falls but I guess I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I like, no I LOVE this Tianna and I think I’ll just keep getting better with age. 😉

Have you done anything on your own as a woman that made you feel proud of yourself for going it alone?!

Hugs and Loves,

Wishes for the Soul

Tianna Leigh


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