There are several reasons "Just Me In Big D is a perfect handle for me. I don't think you have to be wealthy or pretty or traditionally successful to have fun in Dallas or wherever you live. I don't really follow trends, and I like doing things solo.
I work a regular full-time job so I plan ahead, and I schedule time on my days off to get out and see things and take pictures. If that's the one day I have and it turns out to be a windy day, you'll get no-fliter pics like this one. Hair sticking straight up? That's "just me."
That's not a humble brag or a brag of any kind; it just is. I'm not a trend follower and I'm not a trendsetter. I'm OK with that, and here's why. Dallas has a whole host of great media sources that are ready to tell you what's in, and you don't need me for that. (And by the way, I absolutely support and subscribe to a number of local media sources - we need them for hot news and all the up-to-the-minute stuff.)
But maybe you'd like someone to tell you what's unique or what's quirky. Sure, I like some popular places, and I'll share those. But I'l also share hidden gems, long-time favorites and local Dallas businesses that haven't been written up in four (or more) different publication this week.
When it comes to lists (which I love to write), I go out of my way to be inclusive from every angle. I don't usually call my lists "the best" but sometimes they absolutely are. You'll find some damn good recommendations in various parts of town (plus suburbs), and whenever possible, options for every budget.
I'm not your typical blogger - I'm "just me" and I think plenty of people who live in and visit Dallas feel like they're "just me" too. I hope to share some stories and experiences that will resonate with anyone who "gets" the "just me" vibe.
I enjoy doing things on my own. Yep, it’s true. I eat alone, go to movies alone, travel alone - no shame and no loneliness. Being a party of one lets me pursue happiness and the joy of the moment at my own pace, which is very important to me.
Not only does this allow me to be as goofy or eccentric as I want to be, it also puts me in a unique position to make recommendations for single people and solo travelers.
Of course, it's important to have friends, and I'll be talking about that too. I know some fun ways to meet people and some great places to make new friends here in Dallas and around DFW.