i live in a relatively small city, so it's not uncommon to run into the same faces over and over again, so when i feel like i need a break from all that i get on my bike or the metro and spend time away from my usual haunts, exploring the other side of the city.
i don't really fancy myself a flÃ¢neur though, even if my motives for doing such a thing share some similarities with the original definition of the term, after a long week it's just nice to walk around new areas and think to yourself for a few hours.
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I've been in NYC for eight months and now that it's warming up, there's an endless list of things I want to do. Most of them involve riding my bike and sitting, relaxing in Central Park, but others are a little more time and cash consuming. And with a small network of friends, and the other personal occupations that they have, I might start doing some of them alone. But as a single guy in the city, I don't know if that's a good idea -- and yet, I don't know why.
I'd like to go around and try to find the best cheeseburger I can find.
Also milkshake, perhaps.
I'd like to travel around the other boroughs (well, not Staten Island) and find what's culturally appealing.
How do you become accustomed to doing things alone? My roommates and I are good friends but we have different interests -- if we were in Brooklyn, for example, I'd probably want to find some cool clothing stores, and they wouldn't. But even putting that aside, there will be plenty of times when they're just busy.
Thoughts? I guess the reason I bring it up is that it can feel strange to be alone a lot in the city, and even though I have close friends, doing typically social things alone can seem off.