“I got to thinking about relationships. There are those that open you up to something new and exotic, those that are old and familiar, those that bring up lots of questions, those that bring you somewhere unexpected, those that bring you far from where you started, and those that bring you back. But the most exciting, challenging and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you can find someone to love the you you love, well, that’s just fabulous.” – Carrie Bradshaw
Today for lunch I did something I haven’t done in a while – took myself on a date. I was really feeling sluggish this morning. I feel like between all the different meds I’m on, I’m always either up or down. So this afternoon I decided to perk myself up the ‘natural’ way, and took myself to Starbucks to get one of those sugary delicious drinks I rarely feel like spending four dollars to get. I plopped myself down by a picture window, sipped my vanilla soy latte, and read a delicious short story by Charlaine Harris about my favorite fictional vampire hottie – Eric Northman. It was pure bliss.
Another good self date idea is to go see a Sunday matinée. A lot of people have told me they are afraid to go to movies by themselves, but I find it surprisingly peaceful. Sometimes it is nice to not have to worry about organizing a group of people. You can just make a decision to treat yourself to something on your own terms. You don’t have to worry if everyone is having a good time. And you don’t have to be embarrassed about what movie you secretly desire to see. It’s a very relaxing experience.
Anyway! I just wanted to remind you all on the Tuesday evening that you are worth a little pampering!