The weirdest year of my life made me fall in love with alone time

In Party for One, Mashable explores single life in 2020, from Carly Rae Jepson’s iconic single anthems, to the beauty of alone time, and the fascinating history behind the single positivity movement. The train pulled into the station in north eastern France and I hauled my rucksack and suitcase out of the carriage and into the night air. I was alone for the first time in a very long time and I couldn't wait for someone to put an end to my discomfort. I was 21 years old. For my first two decades on earth, I'd been almost constantly surrounded by people. I'd grown up in a close-knit family and we relished each other's company. At university, I'd lived in a hectic halls followed by a big house with loads of friends. The summer before I left, I'd spent nearly every day with my boyfriend. Alone time was a foreign language I didn't speak. Read more...More about Single, Mental Health, Party For One, Culture, and Sex Relationships