英语美文朗读《我和自己有个约会》

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我和自己有个约会

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I take myself on dates. 

I go to the movies alone. 

I wander museums alone. 

我跟自己去约会

我独自看电影

独自在博物馆闲逛



I eat meals alone ( and yes, that means I resist all temptation to scroll through Instagram while waiting for my meal).

我独自吃饭(是的,这是说在等待饭菜上来时,我抵制住所有刷Instagram的诱惑 )。



I sit in coffee shops and journal alone. 

我坐在咖啡馆里,独自写着日志。



I take the train and go to new towns and walk around alone.

我一个人乘火车,前往新的城镇,然后独自在那里四处走走玩玩。



I realize this may sound super dorky. You're probably thinking that I must be pretty weird and very lonely. 

我意识到也许这听起来超级蠢。你很可能会想,我肯定十分怪异、非常寂寞。


Interestingly enough, I was way more lonely before I started spending time alone. 

有趣的是,我在开始独自生活前是更加孤单的。


The feeling like I needed to be around people all the time to take a deep breath -- that was loneliness. 

那种就像我需要一直跟别人待在一起才能做深呼吸的感觉,是孤单。


The feeling of complete anxiety and fear when a girlfriend broke up with me -- that was loneliness. 

女朋友跟我分手,那种极为焦虑恐慌的感受,是寂-寞。


But this? This is peace. This is fun. This is what self-esteem is built of. 

但现在这种场景呢?这是平静,是趣味,是构建自信心的基础。


Here's how I learned to spend time alone.

以下是我学会独处的方法。


1.I just did it. 

And let go of trying to look "cool".

我只是一个人独处,并不去想怎么尽量看起来酷。


2. Make a list of your favorite things. 

And don't wait for anyone.

列出你最爱的事物,不要等任何人跟你一起去践行。


3. Schedule It. 

And don't cancel on yourself.

计划时间,不要取消与自己的约-会。


For the past year, I've been single by choice. 

过去一年中,我选择保持单身。


Not by circumstance. 

Not because no one will ask me out or I can't find anyone eligible. 

这不是因为环境因素,不是因为没人约我出去或是我不能找到合适人选。



It's hard for some people to believe that I am choosing not to date, and I often get weird looks and confused grunts from my old aunt and college friends alike. 

有些人很难相信我选择不去约会。

大姨和大学同学们老是对我投以怪异的眼神和不解地咕哝。



Why would someone voluntarily choose to stay single? 

To spend time alone?

为什么会有人愿意保持单身?

愿意独自一人消磨时光?


Aren't I missing out on life by not going on Tinder dates? 

没有继续在Tinder(网络交友平台)上相-亲的我,难道不是错过了生活(的乐趣)吗?


What if The One is out there but I don't catch her because I'm too busy staying single?

要是我命中注定的另一半就在Tinder上,但我因为忙着保持单身而错过了她,那怎么办?



I'm not the slightest bit embarrassed to say out loud that I've been dating myself and it's been the most nurturing, sustainable, and non-anxiety inducing relationship I've ever had. 

大声说出我正和自己相约,一点也不让我尴尬,而且它是我所有的关系中最滋养人、最持久也最不会引发焦虑的。



There's no waiting to be texted back (or obsessing about if my text is too flirty, too needy, too wordy), and there's no feeling like another person just doesn't understand me.

我不需要等待他人的回复(或是费神考虑我的短信是否太过轻浮、有求于人或是冗长啰嗦),另外我也不会再有那种就是有人无法明白我的感觉了。


That doesn't mean I don't plan on dating other people in future -- I definitely do. 

这不意味着我将来不打算谈恋爱(我当然会谈啦)。


But I know now that the relationship I've built with myself is a model for the relationship I want to be in. 

可我如今明白,与自己建立的这种关系是我想要与另一半相处的模式。


I'm kind and patient and gentle and loving and forgiving of myself.

我友善、耐心、温柔、友爱又宽容。


I laugh at my mistakes and I let go of my errors. I am strong and courageous. 

我对自己犯的错误一笑了之。我强大而勇敢。


That's the kind of person I want to be with and the type of relationship I hope to be in.

这便是我想要的对象,也是我希望同她建立起的恋爱关系。


I know now that I'm not going into the relationship as a half, I'm going in as a whole. 

我现在知道了,我不会在恋爱关系中有所保留,而将会是全身心投入。


So whether it works out or doesn't work out, deep down, I haven't lost anything. 

因此无论这段关系是否有好的结果,在内心深处我都没有任何损失。


I'm still me. I'm still complete. I still have the friendship I've built with the me that I've grown to know and love over the past 23 years. That's the greatest relief I've ever known.

我仍然是我自己,我仍然完好无损,我同自己建立起的友谊依旧存在,那是我在过去23年中渐渐了解并爱上的。这便是我所知的最大欣慰。


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YY_RubyW

YY_RubyW

如果决定做什么就去做吧,不要取消和自己的约会。

听友257442209

听友257442209

啊啊,是我英语老师最喜欢的孟飞哎

英语美文朗读

英语美文朗读 回复 @听友257442209

哈哈哈真的假的

1576935hpqy

1576935hpqy

老师的声音真好听,感谢分享

英语美文朗读

英语美文朗读 回复 @1576935hpqy

谢谢你呀

大冬呀

大冬呀

即使听不懂,也爱极了这种磁性的又让人心静的声音

英语美文朗读

英语美文朗读 回复 @大冬呀

谢谢你哟

翅膀1988118

翅膀1988118

I like your voice very much

寻寻觅觅已无她

寻寻觅觅已无她

睡前听一个小时,既练听力又助眠

听友208136600

听友208136600

沉浸其中……

天那么的蓝

天那么的蓝

文章从容、自信而友善,与孟飞老师的声音很匹配。另外,背景音乐太美了

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