Though I have been staying alone for almost a year and half now, there is one thing I still haven’t come to terms with. I cant eat my food all alone. Every meal, I fuss over like a baby. I try to postpone it. No. I cant skip it. How many times or days can I skip a meal as I am alone? There is no go but to somehow eat my meal as quickly as possible. Weekday means – I have to eat my breakfast and dinner all by myself. And to escape from it, I would switch on the TV. For lunch, I am grateful for my friends who join me – I talk and talk and talk further – Taking in all that company I could enjoy for that one meal. Office lunch for me is more about talking than eating 🙂 Its such a stress buster.
Today was a little different. I am conducting training throughout this week and that means my lunch slot is gone! It was way past lunch time before I could take a break today. Usually, I will have working lunch in that case where I keep working on my stuff while taking a bite here and there. But today, my brain was heated up and I decided to go down to café. I found a table in one corner. Took out my dabbas and had my meal in silence. Complete silence. A number of people stared at me, which didn’t bother me at all. For a change, I was enjoying my meal all alone. For a person like me, it’s a big big thing.
I learnt a valuable lesson today. You are about as happy as you make up your mind to be!