I was just between appointments and stopped for lunch. I was in an area that has a lot of restaurants and I saw a sushi joint that looked yummy and I popped in. Typically, I opt for solo lunches at Panera- type places as many people are alone working and I feel better being alone in a place where other people are alone. But, this place was actually a bit swanky with a really great lunch special and since my skin is looking too good to eat wheat....I thought, why not treat myself for a quick nice sushi lunch?
After I got seated by the hostess, I looked around and realized that I was the only solo patron. This would be a good little challenge for me. I also didn't want to eat at the bar or stuff my head into a book or my laptop (especially because since after my unfortunate laptop spill.....if I am eating or drinking without a lid, laptop needs to stay hidden). So, I actually just sat in the restaurant and waited for my food and looked around and daydreamed and imagined what I would be doing in one year and I smiled.
I may have been knocked down a bit these last few months by clients, but I haven't stood my ground either.
I need to set better parameters, I need to accept realistic challenges, but not impossible ones, I need to take some time out EVERY day for me.
My life is good. I have a great family, fantastic friends, and the ability to eat $15.00 sushi for lunch in peace.
Then I thought to myself.....why only day dream about next year? Why not day dream about tomorrow or next month or the summer? I am going to stop living for tomorrow and really focus in on today.
One year ago, I would have never had the confidence to take myself to lunch at a nice restaurant.
And today, well, it wasn't a big deal at all.