She shared valuable advice on embracing solo activities and not letting canceled plans dampen one's motivation.
Don't we all cherish making plans with our friends, whether it's for vacations, weekend getaways or simply watching movies together? However, disappointment sets in when a few friends cancel, leading to a decline in excitement and the entire plan falling through. TikTok user Victoria Pla, who goes by the username @vjpla on the platform, has some valuable advice to offer in such circumstances, and it certainly seems like a recommendation that everyone should consider following.
She says in the video, "As an adult, you often have to be like, ‘I’m going. I’m going to this restaurant. I’m trying this bar. I’m signing up for this class. I'm going dancing here. I'm seeing this movie. Open invite I'm texting you all you can all come I will be going through regardless." The TikTok user acknowledges in the caption, "Will you do many things alone? Yes. Will you do many things? Also yes."
The video received about 179k views and 30k likes. Many on the social media platform loved what Pla shared in her video. @keyskourt commented, "Love the energy." @deannas0 wrote, "This is so real! It's important to be cool doing things alone sometimes." @valpalz shared, "Yes learned this lesson when moving to a new city!!!" @kaaayjen wrote, "Yup and it’s so worth it to go alone! So freeing."
However, some people also mentioned in the comments that they do not prefer to go out alone as they don't enjoy it. @idontusethisrsly wrote, "I feel so self-conscious doing things on my own though. How do you do it?" @antareswithalibrary commented, "But every single time I've done it I have ended up being miserable and hating it, so I've stopped doing it."
In another similar story, the playground culture of Spain is not limited to kids. Adults also use it to socialize with others. A mother on TikTok shared the differences that she sees in the playground culture of Spain and the USA. Ana Gildersleeve moved to America 10 years ago, but recently, she visited Spain.
In the video, she pans the camera to show around a public park in Spain. The view showcases a diverse group of individuals, including men, women and even babies, gathered around a table and engaging in lively conversations. Meanwhile, children can be seen happily playing on the ground nearby.
Notably, the mother herself is seen relishing a beer in the company of a friend. It is evident that they are all thoroughly enjoying themselves and creating cherished moments of joy and connection. The text overlay reads, "It's a random Tuesday at 7 pm in Spain, the playground is full of kids and parents have fun while the kids play." The video is captioned, "Playground culture in Spain is unmatched."
Many on TikTok compared the playground culture in Spain to that of the US. @lucortes1997 commented, "Life outside of the USA is so much more relaxed." @marysolllllll wrote, "The sense of security in Europe hits differently." @adrianafuhlage expressed, "Literally the best vibes!!!! Kids having fun while parents are having fun too. I’m going to miss this when I go back to the US!"